Image-building in Canadian Municipalities by Jean Harvey, Robert Young
Municipal image-building now promotes cities globally, and also to their own citizens. Image-building in Canadian Municipalities explores the decision making processes that determine how cities and towns choose to represent themselves. It also assesses the effectiveness of those processes and of the images themselves. Documenting how image-building policies vary across municipalities and provinces, contributors focus on the interaction between various levels of government and on the involvement and influence of business organizations, heritage associations, environmental groups, and other social forces. Delving into largely unexplored areas of research, with a particular interest in smaller towns and cities, authors show how municipal image-making is often used to advance other policy objectives, and thereby intersects with areas such as culture, economic development, tourism, and immigration. Image-building in Canadian Municipalities shows how municipalities of all sizes are conscious of their images. Thought-provoking and instructive, it provides lessons to policy makers and social interest groups about creating better public policies. Contributors include Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa), John C. Lehr (University of Winnipeg), Judy Lynn Richards (University of Prince Edward Island), Cristine de Clercy (University of Western Ontario), Peter Ferguson (University of Western Ontario), and Karla Zubrycki International Institute for Sustainability, Winnipeg).
Jean Harvey is director of the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society at the University of Ottawa. Robert Young is professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction Jean Harvey 3
2 Federal Policies on Image-building: Very Much Cities and Communities Caroline Andrew 27
3 Image-building in Manitoba John C. Lehr Karla Zubrycki 49
4 Intergovernmental Relations and Image-building Policy in pei Judy Lynn Richards Heather Gushue David Bulger 92
5 Leadership and Image-building Policy in Four Saskatchewan Municipalities Cristine De Clercy Peter A. Ferguson 124