Perverse Cities is one of five books shortlisted for the Donner Prize, the award for best book on Canadian public policy.

The prestigious Donner Prize annually rewards excellence and innovation in Canadian public policy writing. In bestowing this award, the Donner Canadian Foundation seeks to broaden policy debates, increase general awareness of the importance of policy decision making, and make an original and meaningful contribution to policy discourse.

The Donner Prize was established in 1998 to recognize and reward the best public policy thinking, writing and research in Canada. The 2010/2011 shortlist books were chosen from 69 submissions. The winner will receive $35,000, with $5,000 awarded to the other finalists.

In selecting Perverse Cities, the Donner Jury commented that the book was:

“Analytical and detailed in its approach…consistently daring in challenging accepted views of the causes of and solutions for urban sprawl”.

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