The Culture of Cities Centre is an urban centre for the study of culture and the city. Its primary function is to engage an international public through book series, journals, research projects and conferences. Our publications, workshops and special events are devoted to new ways of representing, shaping and defining urban culture.

The Culture of Cities Series
Circulation and the City

Circulation and the City

Essays on Urban Culture Edited by Alexandra Boutros and Will Straw Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press The lived experience of cities has long been defined by motion. As urban dwellers travel to work, home, and play they carve random or predictable pathways across neighbourhoods and districts. Circulation and the City investigates the urban capacity for movement,...
Urban Enigmas

Urban Enigmas

Montreal, Toronto, and the Problem of Comparing Cities Edited by Johanne Sloan Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press The practice of comparison is implicit in every act of imagining, representing, and studying urban experience. Urban Enigmas contributes to recent interdisciplinary interest in cities by introducing comparison as a key methodology for urban cultural analysis. Contributors, part of...
The Imaginative Structure of the City

The Imaginative Structure of the City

Alan Blum Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press In The Imaginative Structure of the City Alan Blum explores the symbolic and imaginative nature of the city as a vital part of everyday life in modern civilization. He introduces the city as a community that must struggle to maintain its collective identity against typical problems – problems that...