Master of Urban Studies Program

Library Course and Program Assessment for
Master of Urban Studies Proposal

March 5, 2004


This is the Library's assessment of collection needs to support the proposed Master of Urban Studies program. The assessment is based on an analysis of the SFU Library's holdings in the areas covered by the new courses proposed for the program. The ideal situation would be to have all resources for this program housed at the Belzberg Library; as a minimum, required readings should all be available there. However, the Bennett Library collection includes much material that will be of use for the proposed courses, and these secondary materials can be delivered downtown, and have therefore been considered in the preparation of this assessment.

A comprehensive library assessment was done at the time the Graduate Diploma of Urban Studies was initiated, and has resulted in adequate funding and collection development to support the Urban Studies courses now offered. This has also served to build up a core collection of resources at Belzberg that will form a solid base for most of the new proposed courses.

The new courses will be taught once a year or once every two years, with and estimated enrollment of 15-20 students in each.

Monographs for New Courses

Urban Studies 645 Urban Sustainable Development

The Library has been actively collecting in this area, and has built up a solid core collection of materials for this course. However, the following items from the course reading list should be purchased for the Belzberg collection.

Doran, Peter, World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg) - An Assessment for IISD. Briefing Paper, 2002 (Oct. 3). Winnipeg, MB: IISD. free download from IISD

Stren, Richard, Rodney White and Joseph Whitney (eds.), Sustainable Cities: Urbanization and the environment in international perspective. Boulder: Westview Press, 1992. 081338169X $32

Heiken, Grant (ed)., Earth Science in the City. Washington: American Geophysical Union, 2003. 0875902999 $76

UNDP, Energy for Sustainable Development: A Policy Agenda, 2002. free download from undp

World Health Organization, Promoting Health in the Urban Context. Copenhagen: WHO Healthy Cities Papers No. 1, 1998. 8774372289 $14

Soleri, Paolo, The Urban Ideal. Berkeley Hills Books/Publishers Group West, 2000. 1893163288. $20

Bryant, Bunyan, Environmental Advocacy: Working for economic and environmental justice, 2003. Sold by the author $56

Pulido, Laura, Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two Chicano struggles in the Southwest, 1996. 0816514240 $63

Rifkin, Jeremy Rain Forest in Your Kitchen. 1559631538 $15

Kemmis, Daniel 1995 The Good City and the Good Life. Houghton Mifflin. 039568630X $15

Robert, Karl Heinrich The Natural Step Story. 0865714533 $40

Redefining Progress, Tyler Norris Associates, and Sustainable Seattle, Community Indicators Handbook, 1997. 0788173561 $40

International Standards Organization 1996 ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Policy Manual. $75

The State of the World's Cities Report 2001. Nairobi: UN-HABITAT. 9211314763 $74

United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) 2003 Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities: Local Action for Global Goals. Nairobi. $53

Greater Vancouver Regional District, Livable Region Strategic Plan, 1996. Vancouver. free download from GVRD

Sheehan, Molly O'Meara, City Limits: Putting the brakes on sprawl. Worldwatch Institute, 2001. 1-878071-58-0 $7

Bullard, Robert D., Dumping in Dixie : Race, Class, and Environmental Quality, 1994. 0813319625 $88

Ryan, John C. and Alan Thein Durning, Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things. $13

Wackernagel, Mathis and William Rees, Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 1996. 1550922505 $35

McDonough, William and Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things. New York: North Point Press, 2002. 0865475873 $33

Dimitri Devuyst, Luc Hens and Walter De Lannoy (eds.) How Green is the City? Sustainability Assessment and the Management of Urban Environments. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 0-231-11802-3 $93

One-time cost: $842

Urban Studies 655 Global Cities

There is a core collection of books on the global city at the Belzberg Library, and an excellent collection of books on individual cities at Bennett. In general, we will need to strengthen our collection on Asian, Latin American and African cities, but this can be done within the existing collections allocations for Geography and Urban Studies. The following titles should be purchased for Belzberg.

Barber, B. Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalization and Tribalism are Remaking the World. New York: Ballantine, 1996. 0345383044 $23

Paul l. Knox and Peter J. Taylor, eds., World Cities in a World System, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996. 0521484707 or 0521481651 $37

Glazer, Nathan, New York: The Fate of a World City?, Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1994. Comparative Urban Studies occasional Paper Services. oop

Hamilton Carl B, Robin, H.V. Savitch and Murray Stewart, eds, Globalization and Democracy, London: Palgrave, 2002. Center for Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper Series 3653 oop

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, The State of the Cities, Washington, DC: HUD - Office of Policy development and Research, 2000. free download from USInfo

Zukin, Sharon, The Cultures of Cities, Oxford: Blackwell, 1995. 1557864365 $66

Caroline Andrew, Pat Armstrong, Andre Lapierre, eds, World Class Cities: Can Canada Play?, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1999. 2760305082 $38

Peter K. Kresl and Gary Gappert, eds, North American Cities and the Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage, 1995. 0803970943 $83

Castells, Manuel, The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture (Vol. 1 --The rise of the network society; Vol.2 --The power of identity; Vol.3 -- End of millennium.) 0-631-21594-8 $87

Hobbes, Heidi H., City Hall Goes Abroad: the foreign policy of local politics Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994. 0803955227 $51

Hutton, Thomas A., The Transformation of Canada's Pacific Metropolis: A Study of Vancouver, Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1998. 0-88645-172-8 $14

Isin, Engin, Toronto: Region in the World Economy, North York, Ont: York Univ., Urban Studies, 1994. 2 copies at Bennett; one can be moved to Belzberg

Knox, Paul L. and Peter J. Taylor, eds., World Cities in a World System, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996. 0521481651 $86

Kresl, Peter K. and Gary Gappert, eds, North American Cities and the Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage, 1995. 0-8039-7095-1 $146

Mitchell, W.J., The City of Bits - Space, Place and the Infobahn, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. 0262631768 $24

Moulaert, F., A. Rodriguez and A. Swyndegouw, eds., Urbanizing Globalization:Urban Redevelopment and Social Polarization in the European City, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2002. 0-19-926040-0 $113

Ohmae, Kenichi, The Borderless World, 2nd ed. HarperCollins, 1998. 0887309674 $19

Westwood, S., and J. Williams, eds., Imagining Cities, (London: Routledge,1996). 0415144299 $99

One-time cost:$886

Urban Studies 665 Urban Housing Policy

There is a core collection of books on urban housing at Belzberg, and a larger collection at Bennett, from which the students in this course can draw for secondary materials. Copies of the following should be purchased for Belzberg.

Carver, Humphrey. Houses for Canadians. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1948. $33

Hulchanski, J. David 2002. Housing Policy for Tomorrow's Cities, Discussion Paper F27, Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), December 2002. free downloand from CPRN

Hulchanski, J. David., A Tale of Two Canadas: Homeowners Getting Richer, Renters Getting Poorer, 1984 and 1999. Toronto, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, Univ. of Toronto, Research Bulletin #2, 2001. free download from

Novac, Darden, Hulchanski, and Seguin, "Housing Discrimination in Canada: What do we know about it?" Research Bulletin #11, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, Univ. of Toronto, 2002. free download from

John C. Bacher, Keeping to the Marketplace: The Evolution of Canadian Housing Policy, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. 0-7735-0984-4 $75

Brendan O'Flaherty , Making Room: The Economics of Homelessness, Harvard Univ. Press, 1996. 0674543424 $65

Fallis, G. and A. Murray, Housing the Homeless and Poor: New Partnerships Among the Private, Public and Third Sectors. Toronto: U of T Press, 1990. 0-8020-2689-3 $45

Colton, Kent W., Housing in the Twenty-First Century : Achieving Common Ground. Cambridge, Harvard Univ. Press, 2003. 0-674-01093-0. $39

Bunting, T and Pierre Filion, eds., Canadian Cities in Transition: The 21st Century, 2nd ed., Toronto, Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 0-19-541288-5 $45

Sidney, Mara S. 2003. Unfair Housing : How National Policy Shapes Community Action, Lawrence, KA, University Press of Kansas, 2003. 0700612750 $47

van Vliet, Williem, ed. The International Handbook of Housing Policies and Practices. New York, Greenwood Press, 1990. 0-313-25427-3 $199

Zarembka, Arlene. The Urban Housing Crisis: Social, Economic, and Legal Issues and Proposals, New York: Greenwood, 1990. 0-313-26691-3. $88

One-time cost:$636

Urban Studies 670 Urban Research Methods

There are presently only a small number of titles on social science research methods at Belzberg Library. The following titles should be purchased for Belzberg.

Bernard, H. Russell (2000), Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2000. 076191403X $101

Berg, B.L., Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Boston: Pearson, 2004. 0205379052 $73

Johnson, G., Research Methods for Public Administrators, Westport: Quorum, 2002. 156720449X $93

King, Keohane, & Verba, Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Research, Princeton Univ. Press, 1994. 0691034710 $36

Manheim, Rich, & Willnat, Empirical Political Analysis: Research Methods in Political Science,5th ed., New York: Longman, 2002. 0321086147 $108

Neuman, W.L., Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003. 0-205-35578-1 $65

Patton, M. Q., Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2002. 0761919716 $102

One-time cost: $578

In addition, the heading "Social Science Research" should be added to the Blackwell forms notification profile for Belzberg, and a number of relevant new books each year should be purchased in support of this graduate research methods course. 6 x $90

Ongoing cost: $540

Urban Studies 680 Managing Cities

There is a good core collection of books at Belzberg Library, and more material at Bennett. The following titles should be purchased for Belzberg.

Bish R., Local Government Service Production in the Capital Region, Victoria: Local Government Institute, University of Victoria, 1999. free download from

Greater Toronto Area Task Force; Golden, Anne, Greater Toronto: Report of the GTA Task Force, January, Ottawa: Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1996. 0777848236 $5

Lane J-E., New Public Management, London: Routledge, 2000. 0415231868 $119

Montefiore, A. & Vines, D. (1999), Integrity in the Public and Private Domains, New York: Routledge. 0415180317. $159

Sancton, A. (1993), Local Government Reorganization in Canada since 1975, Toronto: Intergovernmental Committee on Urban and Regional Research. 18955469023 $13

Self, P., Administrative Theories and Politics. 1977 2nd ed. 0043510531. $26

Vojnovic, I., Municipal Consolidation in the 1990's: An Analysis of Five Canadian Municipalities. Toronto: ICURR Press, 1997. 1895469619 $40

Stillman, R.J. (ed.) Public Administration: Concepts and Cases, 4th ed., London: Houghton Mifflin. 0395906067 $60

Cooper, T.L., The Responsible Administrator: An Approach To Ethics For The Administrative Role, 4th ed., Jossey-Bass, 1998. 0787941336 $51

Fox, C. & Miller, H., Postmodern Public Administration: Toward Discourse, London: Sage, 1996. 0803958021 $36

Gaebler, T. & Osborne, D., Reinventing Government: how the entrepreneurial spirit is transforming the public sector , Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 1992. 0201523949 $40

Hood, C., The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric and Public Management, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 0-19-829765-3 $48

Lane, J-E., The Public Sector: Concepts, Models and Approaches, London: Sage, 2000. 0761967486 $109

Sampford,C. & Preston, N.,eds., Public Sector Ethics: Finding And Implementing Values, London: Routledge, 1998. 0415194814 $133

Sharpe, L.J., The Government of World Cities: the Future of the Metro Model, Wiley, 1995. 0471949825 $146

Shepsle, K. & Bonchek, M., Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behaviour, and Institutions, New York: W.W. Norton, 1997. 0393971074. $34

One-time cost: $1019

Urban Studies 685 Health Policy in Urban Societies

The collection at Belzberg to support this course is primarily related to ageing. Some more general material has recently been acquired at Belzberg in support of the Master of Public Policy Program, and at Bennett under the IHRE allocation in the Library budget, however, additional collecting for Belzberg Library in this subject area will be required. There is not one single Blackwell's or Coutt's heading to capture this material, but an ongoing cost can be estimated: 8 x $80 = $640/year. The following book should be purchased for Belzberg.

Hofrichter, R., ed., Health and Social Justice: Politics, Ideology and Inequity in the Distribution of Disease, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2003. 0787967335 $73

In addition, there is a need to establish a core collection of material on the topic of this course. One-time cost: 20 x $80 = $1600.

One-time cost: $1673
Ongoing cost: $640

Serials for New Courses

Between Belzberg and Bennett Library, there is a core collection of Urban Studies journals, including the following.

Berkeley planning journal
Built environment
Cityscape : a journal of policy development and research
Environment and planning B: planning and design
Environment and urbanization
European urban and regional studies
International journal of urban and regional research
Journal of planning education and research
The Journal of urban technology
Local government studies
Public policy and administration
Urban affairs review
Urban ecosystems
Urban geography
Urban history
Urban review
Urban studies

However, there are two additional journals that should be acquired in support of this growth in the Urban Studies program. These have been selected to strengthen the collection in weaker areas, particularly in support of Urban Stutdies 685.

Journal of urban health / Oxford University Press $200
Print ISSN: 1099-3460 Online ISSN: 1468-2869

Urban policy and research / Taylor and Francis $375
ISSN Print 0811-1146 Online ISSN 1476-7244

Ongoing cost: $575

Other courses

There are no library costs associated with the remaining courses in the program:
Urban Studies 697 Directed Readings
Urban Studies 699 Research Project

Total library costs

Total one-time cost: $5634
Total ongoing costs: $1755