Where Strangers Become Neighbours: Integrating Immigrants In Vancouver, Canada by Leonie SandercockWhere Strangers Become Neighbours: Integrating Immigrants In Vancouver, Canada by Leonie Sandercock

Where Strangers Become Neighbours: Integrating Immigrants In Vancouver, Canada

byLeonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili

Paperback | April 30, 2017

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In the present age of migration, the influx of immigrants from distant lands leads inevitably to the spatial and social restructuring of cities and regions. It is often accompanied by fears of and hostility towards the newcomers. Nevertheless, in Europe, North America and Japan this influx of immigrants is essential to economic growth. How can immigrants become accepted members of the society of their adopted country? How can strangers become neighbours? What alchemies of political and social imagination are required to achieve peaceful coexistence in the mongrel cities of the 21st century? What philosophies and policies have made integration successful in Canada and how can it be translated into European context?

The book tackles an important contemporary issue - the social integration of immigrants in a large metropolis - by way of the detailed case study of one Canadian city. The book provides a large political and legal context which makes this case study comprehensible and inspiring to readers outside Canada.

Leonie Sandercock is the author of ten books, the most recent include; Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities (1998) and Cosmopolis 2: Mongrel Cities of the 21st Century (2003). The latter book won the Paul Davidoff Award for best book awarded by the American Collegiate Schools of Planning. She also received the Dale Pri...
Title:Where Strangers Become Neighbours: Integrating Immigrants In Vancouver, CanadaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:303 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:April 30, 2017Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940177689X

ISBN - 13:9789401776899


Table of Contents

Preface.- Part One: Context.- Chapter One. Inventing the Multicultural Nation: Canada's Evolving Story.- Chapter Two. Integrating an Immigrant Metropolis: Vancouver's Diversity Mission.- Chapter Three. Changing the Mind of the City: Preparing the Public Sector for a Multicultural Society.- Part Two: The Neighbourhood House: Concept and Reality.- Chapter Four. What is a Neighbourhood House.- Chapter Five. The Story of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House: A Unique Gathering Place.- Chapter Six. CNH: The Ongoing Challenges of Change.- Chapter Seven. Integrating Immigrants through Community Development.- Chapter Eight. Towards a Cosmopolitan Urbanism.-Part Three: Film as an Action Research.- Chapter Nine. 'Where Strangers Become Neighbours': The Story of a Research, the Research of a Story.- Chapter Ten. Qualitative Inquiries and Film Languages in the Planning Field: a Manifesto.