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Subdivided - City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity - cover

Subdivided - City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity

Jay Pitter, John Lorinc

Publisher: Coach House Books

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Summary

How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?

 
Greater Toronto is now home to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other major global metropolis. Not surprisingly, city officials rarely miss an opportunity to tout the region’s ethno-cultural neighbourhoods. Yet there’s strong evidence that the GTA is experiencing widening socio-economic disparities that have produced worrisome divisions. We say that ‘diversity is our strength,’ but has a feel-good catchphrase prevented us from confronting the forces that seem to be separating and isolating urban communities?

 
Through compelling storytelling and analysis, Subdivided’s contributors – a wide range of place-makers, academics, activists and journalists – ask how we can expand city-building processes to tackle issues ranging from transit equity and trust-based policingto holistic mental health, dignified affordable housing and inclusive municipal governance. Ultimately, Subdivided aims to provoke the tough but pressing conversations required to build a truly connected and just city.

 
Contents

 
Introduction - Jay Pitter

 
Identity and the City: Thinking Through Diversity – Beyhan Farhadi

 
Doing Immigrant Resettlement Right – Doug Saunders

 
Wasauksing–Vancouver–Toronto: My Path Home – Rebeka Tabobondung

 
How We Welcome: Why Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program Undermines Place-making – Sarah Beamish and Sofia Ijaz

 
Finding Space for Spirituality – Fatima Syed

 
Navigating the City with an Invisible Illness: The Story of Dorothy – Denise DaCosta

 
Culture and Mental Illness – Karen Pitter

 
Neighbourhood Watch: Racial Profiling and Virtual Gated Communities – Asmaa Malik

 
Accessing Education: An Immigrant’s Story – Nicholas Davis

 
Policing and Trust in the Hyper-Diverse City – Nana Yanful

 
Three Questions about Carding – Idil Burale

 
An Overburdened Promise: Arts Funding for Social Development – Ian Kamau, Paul Nguyen and Ryan Paterson, with John Lorinc

 
Designing Dignified Social Housing – Jay Pitter

 
Walking Through Loss: A Critical Visit to an Old Neighbourhood – Photography by Taha Muharuma

 
Reconsidering Revitalization: The Case of Regent Park – Jay Pitter in conversation with Sandra Costain

 
Model Citizens – Andrea Gunraj

 
A Tale of Two – or Three – Cities: Gentrification and Community Consultations – Mariana Valverde

 
Mobility in the Divided City – Eric Mann

 
Toward MoreComplete Communities: Business Out of the Box – Alina Chatterjee

 
Going Beyond Representation: The Diversity Deficit in Local Government – John Lorinc

 
Brampton, a.k.a. Browntown – Noreen Ahmed-Ullah

 
Life in the City In-Between – Shawn Micallef

 
Conclusion – J. David Hulchanski
Available since: 05/15/2016.
Print length: 280 pages.

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