Gilbert Stelter | College of Arts

Gilbert Stelter

University Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. University of Alberta



University of Guelph, Department of History, 1974 -
Laurentian University


Early Canadian town planning and architecture, its European background
Ontario towns, especially Guelph region
City Beautiful planning movement
Scottish influence on Canadian colonization


"What Kind of City is Edmonton?" in B. Hesketh and F. Swyripa, eds., Edmonton: The Life of a City (Edmonton: NuWest, 1995), 1-11.

"Military Considerations and Colonial Town Planning: France and New France in the Seventeenth Century," in R. Bennett, ed., Settlements in the Americas: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1993), 210-37.

editor, Cities and Urbanization: Canadian Historical Perspectives (Toronto: Copp, Clark, Pitman, 1990).

sup. & comp., Inventory of Primary and Architectural Sources, Guelph Regional Projects (Guelph: 1990). (supervisor of project directed by Elizabeth Bloomfield)

editor, Guelph and Wellington County, An Annotated Bibliography (Guelph: Guelph Regional Project, 1988).

editor, Power and Place: Canadian Urban Development in the North American Context (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1986).

"A Regional Framework for Urban History," Urban History Review 13 (1985): 3-15.

"Guelph and the Canadian Town Planning Tradition," Ontario History 79 (1985): 1-36.

editor, Shaping the Urban Landscape: Aspects of the Canadian City-Building Process (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1984).

editor, The Canadian City: Essays in Urban and Social History, 2nd edition (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1984).

"The Classical Ideal: Culture and Urban Form in Eighteenth Century Britain and America," Journal of Urban History 10 (1984): 351-382.

editor, Urbanization in the Americas: the Background in Comparative Perspective (Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1980).

editor, The Usable Urban Past: Planning and Politics in the Modern Canadian City (Toronto: MacMillan, 1979).