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Submitted by jrreid on Thu, 2020-04-19 11:29.

Fifty percent of Canadians reside in one of nine large cities. The populations of these nine large cities differ significantly from those of smaller cities, towns and rural areas in terms of age, education, and income. Municipal governments have arguably the most direct impact of any level of government on citizens' quality of life as their decisions affect the quality and availability of housing, the delivery of essential sanitation and transportation services, and the provision of cultural amenities, and yet they are elected with a smaller voter turnout than any other level of government. All of these issues, whether economic, political, social, or engineering in nature, are closely intertwined in the study of cities. Recognition of these close inter-relationships calls for a multi-disciplinary approach to any investigation of the challenges and issue facing Canada's cities.

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