Theory and Cases
Keith Dinnie (edited by)
Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2011.
This book is a collection of 29 essays on the theory and practice of city branding. Literally. The first part of the book (10 essays) deals with theory, and the second part (the remaining 19) with practice. Edited by Keith Dinnie, an acknowledged expert on the subject (he directs the Centre for City Branding at the University of Tokyo), the books contains a number of useful ideas, approaches, and examples.
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The infrastructure deficit is no longer just about roads and pipes. There is not a town or city in Canada that can afford to pay for these infrastructure investments solely on the property tax system. Municipalities need the federal government as a willing partner. – Gord Hume, author Taking Back our Cities and Places and Spaces
Read this article in the April 2015 Governance issue of Municipal World magazine.
Michael Fox has been working in the field of post-secondary teaching, research, and administration for over 30 years and is well-known for his efforts to connect his students and their learning to the communities in which their college or university is located through direct research and consulting with municipal government leaders and community-based organizations.
The property tax system is broken, relations between towns and cities and their provincial masters are often strained and cracking, and robust cities around the world are surging economically and culturally. Canada’s cities are at risk of being left behind unless the structure and financing of our communities changes. How can this country’s cities successfully compete internationally in this 21st century with a municipal tax system devised in the 17th century and a governance model from the 19th century?
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