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Author Lo, Pui-Chun Lucia, 1948- author

Title Social infrastructure and vulnerability in the suburbs / Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef, Ranu Basu, and Shuguang Wang
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015
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Contents 1. Vulnerability and Neoliberalism in the Suburbs -- Vulnerability and Infrastructure -- Infrastructure in a Neoliberal Era -- Suburbanization and Infrastructure in Canada -- A Case Study -- 2. York Region, a Prime Example of the Outer Suburbs -- The Evolving Outer Suburbs -- A History of Diversity -- Existing Infrastructure -- The Metropolitan Context -- Emerging Geographies -- 3. Vulnerability in York Region -- Patterns and Trends -- Recent Immigrants -- Seniors -- Low-Income Persons -- Investigating Vulnerability and Social Services -- 4. Education Infrastructure in York Region -- Introduction -- Marginal Groups in Perspective -- Spatial Distribution of Education Infrastructure in York Region -- Geographies of Vulnerable Groups and Education Infrastructure -- Use of Education Services -- Summary and Conclusions -- 5. Employment Services in York Region -- Introduction -- Labour-Market Characteristics of Recent Immigrants and Low-Income Individuals
Employment Service Provision -- Awareness of, Use of, and Satisfaction with Employment Services -- Summary and Conclusions -- 6. Housing Infrastructure in York Region -- Introduction -- Assessment of Demand -- Housing Tenure -- Geography of Social and Assisted-Living Housing -- Use of Social, Assisted-Living, and Independent-Living Housing and Other Housing Services -- Summary and Conclusions -- 7. Settlement Services in York Region -- Introduction -- Assessment of Demand -- Analysis of Supply -- Awareness of, Use of, and Satisfaction with Settlement Services -- Summary and Conclusions -- 8. Conclusions -- Observations -- Moving Forward -- Closing Reflections
Summary Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs examines how the combination of the low-density, car-centric geography of outer suburbs and neoliberal governance in the past several decades has affected disadvantaged populations in North American metro areas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human geography -- Ontario -- Toronto Suburban Area
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Ontario -- Toronto Suburban Area
Neoliberalism -- Economic aspects -- Ontario -- Toronto Suburban Area
Neoliberalism -- Social aspects -- Ontario -- Toronto Suburban Area
Toronto Suburban Area (Ont.) -- Economic policy
Toronto Suburban Area (Ont.) -- Social policy
Form Electronic book
Author Anisef, Paul, author
Basu, Ranu, 1964- author
Preston, Valerie A, author
Wang, Shuguang, 1956- author
ISBN 1442622636 (electronic bk.)
9781442622630 (electronic bk.)