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Arrival City

Author : Doug Saunders
ISBN : 9780307379658
Genre : Social Science
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Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed 3.1 billion people. Urbanization is the mass movement that will change our world during the twenty-first century, and the “arrival city” is where it is taking place. The arrival city exists on the outskirts of the metropolis, in the slums, or in the suburbs; the American version is New York’s Lower East Side of a century ago or today’s Herndon County, Virginia. These are the places where newcomers try to establish new lives and to integrate themselves socially and economically. Their goal is to build communities, to save and invest, and, hopefully, move out, making room for the next wave of migrants. For some, success is years away; for others, it will never come at all. As vibrant places of exchange, arrival cities have long been indicators of social health. Whether it’s Paris in 1789 or Tehran in 1978, whenever migrant populations are systematically ignored, we should expect violence and extremism. But, as the award-winning journalist Doug Saunders demonstrates, when we make proper investments in our arrival cities—through transportation, education, security, and citizenship—a prosperous middle class develops. Saunders takes us on a tour of these vital centers, from Maryland to Shenzhen, from the favelas of Rio to the shantytowns of Mumbai, from Los Angeles to Nairobi. He uncovers the stories—both inspiring and heartbreaking—of the people who live there, and he shows us how the life or death of our arrival cities will determine the shape of our future. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Social Science

The City Reader

Author : Richard T. LeGates
ISBN : 9781317606260
Genre : Architecture
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The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition.
Category: Architecture

Arrival Infrastructures

Author : Bruno Meeus
ISBN : 9783319911670
Genre : Social Science
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​This volume introduces a strategic interdisciplinary research agenda on arrival infrastructures. Arrival infrastructures are those parts of the urban fabric within which newcomers become entangled on arrival, and where their future local or translocal social mobilities are produced as much as negotiated. Challenging the dominance of national normativities, temporalities, and geographies of “arrival,” the authors scrutinize the position and potential of cities as transnationally embedded places of arrival. Critically interrogating conceptions of migrant arrival as oriented towards settlement and integration, the volume directs attention to much more diverse migration trajectories that shape our cities today. Each chapter examines how migrants, street-level bureaucrats, local residents, and civil society actors build—with the resources they have at hand—the infrastructures that accommodate, channel, and govern arrival.
Category: Social Science

Theatre And Migration

Author : Emma Cox
ISBN : 9781137004024
Genre : Performing Arts
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A vibrant introduction to theatre that engages with stories, conditions and experiences of migration. Arguing that migration is crucially about encounters with foreignness, Emma Cox traces international histories of migration and considers key issues in contemporary performance - from Cape Town and Melbourne, to London and Toronto.
Category: Performing Arts

Invercargill As An Arrival City

Author : Eric Ei Hwang Seo
ISBN : OCLC:1091194501
Genre : Architecture and society
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The refugee crisis is on the forefront of international development. With New Zealand Government's proposal to increase the annual Refugee Quota to 1,000, they are becoming a significant part of New Zealand's society. Over the last five years, there has been an increasing understanding that it is not possible to keep resettling refugees in Auckland due to the cost and lack of state housing. Consequently, Immigration New Zealand has recently named Invercargill as a new refugee resettlement location. Invercargill which was once envisioned to be one of the largest cities in South Island, but now a small industrial town, presents a challenge of integrating refugees in an area where there are no existing ethnic community. This drastic cultural difference as well as other factors including housing, climate and work environment may lead to fractured integration where there is little interaction between refugees and the local community. This thesis aims to investigate the architectural response to the complexity of the tension and conditions created in individuals and communities through resettlement process. By recognising Invercargill as an arrival city, the methodology explored in this thesis combines relevant precedents, site analysis and interviews to form a foundation for an architectural infrastructure that can allow for communications between refugees and local communities. It explores the complex structure of assimilation, cultural identity and social space within resettlement. The resulting proposal is a series of three architectural interventions located on vacant sites along Esk Street, the heart of Invercargill Central City Area (CCA). In order to accommodate for both the local and resettled community, the thesis proposes the intervention to be a network of programs that operate as an active interface while contributing to the revitalisation of the city centre which lacks activity and identity.
Category: Architecture and society

Aesthetics In Present Future

Author : Brunella Antomarini
ISBN : 9780739173749
Genre : Philosophy
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The theme of Aesthetics in Present Future concerns the new chances the arts have and the deep changes they are undergoing, due to the new media, and the digital world in which we are growingly immersed. That this world is to be understood from an aesthetic point of view, become clear if we think of how much of what we produce, and observe and study is offered through images in particular and perceptual means in general.
Category: Philosophy

Leading The Inclusive City

Author : Hambleton, Robin
ISBN : 9781447311850
Genre : Political Science
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Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.
Category: Political Science

Small Business And The City

Author : Rafael Gomez
ISBN : 9781442696518
Genre : Business & Economics
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In Small Business and the City, Rafael Gomez, Andre Isakov, and Matt Semansky highlight the power of small-scale entrepreneurship to transform local neighbourhoods and the cities they inhabit. Studying the factors which enable small businesses to survive and thrive, they highlight the success of a Canadian concept which has spread worldwide: the Business Improvement Area (BIA). BIAs allow small-scale entrepreneurs to pool their resources with like-minded businesses, becoming sources of urban rejuvenation, magnets for human talent, and incubators for local innovation in cities around the globe. Small Business and the City also analyses the policies necessary to support this urban vitality, describing how cities can encourage and support locally owned independent businesses. An inspiring account of the dynamism of urban life, Small Business and the City introduces a new “main street agenda” for the twenty-first century city.
Category: Business & Economics