Housing insecurity, intensified employment anxiety, access to adequate serv- ices, and fear of personal and structural violence are some of the issues trou- bling today’s cities and municipalities. Often, these conditions most affect residents whose place in the social hierarchy makes them particularly suscepti- ble to exclusion. Seeking to redress these trends and guide research to facilitate meaningful local action, Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities promotes more inclusive urban environments by highlighting and comparing theoretical and practice-based insights. Building on feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonialist arguments to offer action-oriented solutions to inequalities and exclusions, the contributors to this volume tackle themes such as lgbtq inclusion, health disparities, diversity initiatives, and urban planning dilemmas. Through a lens of critical praxis the book explores the challenges of collaborations, the nego- tiations required to reconceptualize research relations, and the ways in which values and practices inform one another. In light of the growing complexity, interrelations, and interactions of our world, Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities is a timely work that speaks to a diverse audience of activists, policy makers, community organiza- tions, and researchers of various disciplines. Fran Klodawsky is professor in the Department of Geography and Environ- mental Studies and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. Janet Siltanen is professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. Caroline Andrew is director of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. Politicians and citizens universally agree that Canada’s urban infrastructure urgently needs work. Roads and bridges are overdue for repair, aging water systems should be replaced, sewage must be adequately treated, urban transit needs to be updated and extended, and it is necessary that public housing as well as schools, health centres, and government offices are brought up to cur- rent standards. But few cities have room to raise additional revenue, and the federal and provincial governments to which they turn for financial support are already in deficit, so who is going to pay for all of this? Bringing together perspectives and case studies from across Canada, the US, and Europe, Financing Infrastructure argues that the answer to the question “Who should pay?” should always be “users.” Headed by two of Canada’s foremost experts on municipal finance, this book provides a closer look at why charging user fees makes sense, how much users should pay, how to charge fees well and where present processes can be improved, and how to convince the politicians and the public of the importance of pricing infrastructure correctly. Across the disciplines of public policy, urban studies, and economics, almost no one is looking at the extent to which users should play a role in infrastructure planning. Financing Infrastructure contends that the users, not federal and provincial taxpayers, should start paying directly for their cities’ repairs and expansions. Richard M. Bird is professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and senior fellow of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto. Enid Slack is director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and adjunct professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. 3 0 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 C A N A D I A N S T U D I E S • U R B A N S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Published for the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs November 2017 978-0-7735-5147-3 $29.95A CDN, $29.95A US, £25.99 paper 978-0-7735-5146-6 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 304pp 53 tables eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in Urban Governance December 2017 978-0-7735-5101-5 $37.95A CDN, $37.95A US, £33.00 paper 978-0-7735-5100-8 $120.00S CDN, $120.00S US, £103.00 cloth 6 x 9 360pp 3 tables eBook available Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities Lessons from Critical Praxis- Oriented Research edited by fran klodawsky, janet siltanen, and caroline andrew Explorations of how research collaborations can address and advance social justice in cities. P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S • U R B A N S T U D I E S Financing Infrastructure Who Should Pay? edited by richard m. bird and enid slack Why it is best that users, instead of the federal or provincial taxpayers, pay for public infrastructure.