Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Journal covering urban research studies.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter

Describing the Health of the Absolutely Homeless Population in Downtown Calgary 2008
Abstract People experiencing homelessness carry a heavy burden of illness and disease compared to those in the general population. We analysed data from the Calgary 2008 Vulnerability Index (VI) survey to assess the health of individuals experiencing...
Editor's Introduction
In the twenty-five years since Canadians began to experience results of withdrawal of social housing programs at federal and provincial levels, we have seen an upsurge in the number of persons who are now numbered among the homeless. In a country of...
Factors Contributing to Becoming Housed for Women Who Have Experienced Homelessness
Abstract This longitudinal study examined physical integration, defined as becoming rehoused, of women who were homeless at the study's outset. Participants (N = 101) were recruited at homeless shelters in Ottawa and participated in two in-person...
Housing for the Disabled Mentally Ill: Moving beyond Homogeneity
Abstract Housing practices and models of community care for persons disabled by mental illness have undergone significant evolution in the last 30 years. This review of over 750 reports from academic and grey literatures examines the evolution of...
Local Community Engagement: Implications for Youth Shelter and Support Services
Abstract This article identifies factors that contribute to the success of youth shelter and support programs. In 2006 seventeen exemplary youth shelters were visited in Canada (n=9), United Kingdom (n=2), and United States (n=6). Data was collected...
Siting Homeless Shelters in Calgary: Impacts of the New Land Use Bylaw and the Local Development Process
Abstract The authors examine how the change from Calgary Land Use Bylaw 2P80 to Calgary Land Use Bylaw lP2007 will affect the siting of homeless shelters in Calgary. The analysis of barriers and facilitative mechanisms to siting shelters under each...
Tuberculosis, Homelessness, and the Politics of Mobility
Abstract The mobility that is associated with homelessness creates various challenges to those endeavouring to contain a tuberculosis outbreak or otherwise manage the disease. It is argued that one important dimension missing from current tuberculosis...