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Reweaving urban fabrics : Urbanisation, industrialisation and regeneration in Southwest Montréal =

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Reweaving urban fabrics : Urbanisation, industrialisation and regeneration in Southwest Montréal =

Bliek, Desmond Andrew (2007) Reweaving urban fabrics : Urbanisation, industrialisation and regeneration in Southwest Montréal =. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In the pages that follow, this thesis examines the urbanisation, industrialisation, and regeneration processes that have shaped the built landscape along Montréal's Lachine Canal. Adopting an approach that sees urban tissue as more than the simple result of agents' interventions, that is to say as a structuring influence itself, the thesis critically examines the history and geography of urban industrialisation, particularly in relation to Montréal, and takes a look at contemporary redevelopment paradigms. After putting forward a morphological methodology and offering a short history of the Canal, the thesis presents the results of an in-depth analysis of urban tissues in adjacent industrial sectors. Proposing a typology of industrial complexes and sectors rooted in the degree of differentiation between industrial elements and the surrounding urban tissue, this thesis argues that urbanisation, industrialisation, and regeneration are diffuse, incremental processes that dialectically engage with the landscapes left by the past. The thesis wraps up with a discussion of the historiographical and practical implications of such a perspective.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Geography, Planning and Environment
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Bliek, Desmond Andrew
Pagination:xi, 221 leaves : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Geography, Planning, and Environment
Date:2007
Thesis Supervisor(s):Gauthier, Pierre
ID Code:976003
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:18
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:41
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