Below is a selective list of books, articles, and other resources relevant to this project.

On Edmonton

Cashman, Tony. Stories from the River City. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002.

Cashman, Tony. When Edmonton was Young. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009.

Christensen, Jo-Anne., Shappka, Dennis. An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were. Toronto: Hounslow Press, 1999

Goyette, Linda and Carolina Jakeway Roemmich. Edmonton in Our Own Words. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2004.

Kuban, Ron. Edmonton’s Urban Villages: The Community League Movement.  Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005.

Milholland, Billie L. “The Story of This River is the Story of the West”:  Canadian Heritage Rivers System Background Study, North Saskatchewan River, Alberta (North

Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, 2005).

Silversides, Brock. Fort de Prairies: The Story of Fort Edmonton. Surrey: Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd., 2000.

The City of Edmonton. Naming Edmonton, from Ada to Zoie. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2004.

Tingley, Ken with Paul Bunner. The Heart of the City: A History of Cloverdale from Gallagher Flats to Village in the Park. Edmonton: Cloverdale Community League, History Book Committee, 2005

Wein, Ross W. Coyotes Still Sing in My Valley: Conserving Biodiversity in a Northern City. Edmonton: Spotted Cow Press, 2006.

On Environmental and Urban History


Armstrong, Christopher, Matthew Evenden, and H. V. Nelles.  The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow.  McGill-Queens University Press, 2009.

Fowler, Edmund P. and David Seigel. “Transportation Policy in Canadian Cities” and “Urban Development: Planning Aspirations and Political Realities” in Urban Policy Issues, Canadian Perspectives Second Edition, New York: Oxford, 2002.


Harnik, Peter. Inside City Parks. Washington: Urban Land Institute, 2000.

Harnik, Peter. Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities. New York: Islands Press, 2010.

Kheraj, Sean. Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013.

Krauel, Jacobo., George, William., Noden, Jay. Urban Spaces: New City Parks. Oakland: University of California Press, 2008.

Leo, Christopher. The Politics of Urban Development: Canadian Urban Expressway Disputes. Toronto: Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 1977.

Low Setha, Taplin and Dana Suzanne Scheld. Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space and Cultural Diversity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Marron, Catie. City Parks: Public Spaces, Private Thoughts. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2013.

Martin, Justin. Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2012.

Tate, Alan. Great City Parks. New York: Spon Press, 2005.



Bauman, John F.The Expressway ‘Motorists Loved to Hate’: Philadelphia and the First Era of Postwar Highway Planning, 1943-1956,” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. vol. 115, no. 4 (Oct 1991): pp. 503-533.

Dyble, Louise Nelson. “Revolt against Sprawl: Transportation and the Origins of the Marin County Growth-Control Regime.” Journal of Urban History, (November 2007): pp. 1-9.

Issel, William. “Land Values, Human Values, and the Preservation of the City’s Treasured Appearance: Environmentalism, Politics, and the San Francisco Freeway Revolt.” Pacific Historical Review, vol. 68, no. 4 (Nov., 1999): pp. 611-646.

Mohl, Raymond A. “Citizen Activism and Freeway Revolts in Memphis and Nashville: The Road to Litigation.” Special Section: Revisiting the Urban Interstates: Politics, Policy, and Culture Since World War II. vol 40 (2014).

Mohl, Raymond A. “The Interstates and the Cities: The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Freeway Revolt, 1966-1973.” Journal of Policy History, vol. 20 iss. 2, (Apr 2008): pp. 193-226.

Peiser, Richard. “Decomposing Urban Sprawl.” The Town Planning Review, vol. 72, no. 3 (July 2001): pp. 275-298.

Robinson, Danielle, “Modernism at a Crossroad: The Spadina Expressway Controversy in Toronto, Ontario ca. 1960-1971” Canadian Historical Review vol. 92, no. 2, (June 2011): pp. 295-322.

Troxell, Edward L. “Geological Features of City Parks.” American Association for the Advancement of Science. vol. 60, no. 1553 (Oct. 3, 1924): pp. 308-309.

White, Leland J. “Dividing Highway: Citizen Activism and Interstate 66 in Arlington, Virginia.” Historical Society of Washington, D.C. vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 52-67.




“City of Edmonton.” 2015.

“Edmonton River Valley: Information and Images.” June 2015.

“North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society: Protecting Our Ribbon of Green.” 2014.

“River Valley Adventure Co.”

“River Valley Alliance.” 2013.

“The Canadian Encyclopedia, Historica Canada: Edmonton”. 2015.



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Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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