The UWM Center for Canadian-American Policy Studies (CCAPS) serves as a hub for comparative policy studies of the U.S. and Canada. The Center, drawing upon the talents of UWM faculty and students, devotes its research efforts to improving our joint understanding of crucial economic, social, and political issues facing both countries in the 21st Century.
The Center is supported and housed in the College of Letters and Science. CCAPS receives supporting grants from: the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the Government of Quebec, and the Government of Canada.
La classe créative et la prospérité urbaine: mythes et réalités
View the online presentation by the Center's Marc V. Levine. Professor Levine critiques the underlying assumptions of Richard Florida's "creative class" thesis. Presented at the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique at the INRS Urbanisation, Culture et Société, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada. View the
entire presentation at: http://www.ccdmd.qc.ca/ri/conferences/resultat.asp?resize=1
To download a copy of the presentation, click on our publications link
Quebec: The French Side of Canada
Marc Levine discusses the current state of Canada and its French-speaking province, Quebec, the separatist movement and the former Prime Minister.
Devenir une ville olympique: un cadeau empoisonné?
CCAPS director, Marc Levine and others discuss the obstacles and economic consequences cities face when hosting the Olymipic Games. To hear the Radio-Canada broadcast visit: www.radio-canada.ca/actualite/v2/affaires/niveau2_3626.shtml
The Policy Research Initiative conducts research in support of the Government of Canada's policy agenda. Its core mandate is to advance research on emerging issues, and to ensure the effective transfer of this knowledge base to policy-makers. Read more at http://policyresearch.gc.ca/page.asp?pagenm=root&langcd=E
New Web Publication
History of Canada Now Available Online
Northern Blue Publishing recently announced a new web publication, "History of Canada Online." HCO is Canada's first Web-based history text. Nine chapters are now available, telling the story of Canada up to the end of World War I. Access the site at http://canadachannel.ca/index.php. A French version http://canadachannel.ca/3/3Fviecotid.php is underdevelopment.
Urban brownfields redevelopment in Canada: the role of local government. The Canadian Geographer 50(3): 392-407. (De Sousa, C. 2006).
Brownfield Redevelopment in Canadian Cities: Justifications and Directions. In A. Abdel-Aziz and N. Chalifour (eds.) Canadian Brownfields Manual (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterwoths Press, 2-1 to 2-41). (De Sousa, C. 2004).