The concept of planning culture has become a popular way of explaining national differences in urban planning practice and development outcomes. In this piece in Town Planning Review, I argue that an historical institutionalist analysis is a more helpful basis for comparative planning research.
In this article in Canadian Journal of Political Science, Gabriel Eidelman and I survey the how Canadian political scientists have studied urban politics and local governments since the 1970s, and point to gaps that should be filled.
Why haven’t Canadian political scientists paid much attention to urban politics? In the Journal of Urban Affairs, Gabriel Eidelman and I argue that there are institutional, epistemological, and ontological reasons for this fact.