Urbanization is a fact of Canadian life. With approximately 80 per cent of Canadians residing in cities, it is imperative that students understand the issues associated with urban living. Urban Canada, Second Edition is a contributed volume that approaches the study of city life in two ways. A demographic approach examines the movements of people to cities, while a socio-cultural one emphasizes the pervasiveness of urban-oriented thinking, culture, and organization within society. This edition has been updated with completely rewritten chapters Urban Inequality and Aboriginal Peoples, in addition to two brand new chapters on The Sociology of Housing and Consumer Culture. Urban Canada provides a succinct discussion of urban issues from a uniquely Canadian perspective.