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Author Sandercock, Leonie, 1949-

Title Where strangers become neighbours : integrating immigrants in Vancouver, Canada / by Leonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili ; with Val Cavers and Paula Carr
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages) : illustrations
Series Urban and landscape perspectives ; 4
Urban and landscape perspectives ; 4
Contents Preface -- Part One: Context -- Inventing the Multicultural Nation: Canada's Evolving Story.-Integrating an Immigrant Metropolis: Vancouver's Diversity Mission -- Changing the Mind of the City: Preparing the Public Sector for a Multicultural Society -- Part Two: The Neighbourhood House: Concept and Reality -- What is a Neighbourhood House -- The Story of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House: A Unique Gathering Place -- CNH: The Ongoing Challenges of Change -- Integrating Immigrants through Community Development -- Towards a Cosmopolitan Urbanism.-Part Three: Film as an Action Research -- "Where Strangers Become Neighbours": The Story of a Research, the Research of a Story -- Qualitative Inquiries and Film Languages in the Planning Field: a Manifesto
Summary 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, and 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? W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject City planning -- Social aspects -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Case studies.
Immigrants -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Cultural pluralism -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Case studies.
Social integration -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Case studies.
Vancouver (B.C.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Vancouver (B.C.) -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Attili, Giovanni.
ISBN 140209034X (print)
9781402090349 (print)
Other Titles Integrating immigrants in Vancouver, Canada
Where strangers become neighbors