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edition:Hardcover
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category: History
published: Nov 2017
ISBN:9780774836227
publisher: UBC Press, Les Editions du Boreal

Montreal, City of Water

An Environmental History

by Michèle Dagenais, translated by Peter Feldstein

tagged: city planning & urban development, social history
Description

Built within an exceptional watershed, Montreal is intertwined with the waterways that ring its island and flow beneath it in underground networks. Montreal, City of Water focuses on water not only as a physical element – both shaping and shaped by urban development – but also as a sociocultural component of the life of the city. This unique study considers how water has produced and transformed urban space over two centuries. It traces the history of Montreal’s urbanization, shining a light on current concerns about water pollution, rehabilitation, and public access to the riverfront – and on the power relations involved in addressing them.

About the Authors

Michèle Dagenais


Peter Feldstein

Contributor Notes

Michèle Dagenais is a professor of history at the Université de Montréal. Peter Feldstein is the translator of eight books, including Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography, for which he won a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2014.

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