Subdivided: City-building In An Age Of Hyper-diversity

June 1, 2016|
Subdivided: City-building In An Age Of Hyper-diversity by Jay Pitter
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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.


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

After establishing a career in public funding and marketing communications, Jay Pitter earned a Masters in Environmental Studies at York University, where she investigated crime prevention through environmental design and urban place-making. She is also a writer and part-time professor.John Lorinc is an award-winning journalist who has...
Title:Subdivided: City-building In An Age Of Hyper-diversity
Product dimensions:280 pages, 8.62 X 9.54 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.62 X 9.54 X 0.7 in
Published:June 1, 2016
Publisher:Coach House Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781552453322

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