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Young Adult Nonfiction Sociology

Cities

A Groundwork Guide

by (author) John Lorinc

series edited by Jane Springer

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
Sociology, Modern
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888998200
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $18.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888998194
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $11.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554980093
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
  • Reading age: 0

Description

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas. The search for better housing, transit, economic opportunity, and security within neighbourhoods forces today's city-dwellers -- in both the developed world and in megacities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America -- to confront what it means to live in our urban world.

In this book, cities specialist John Lorinc considers the enormous implications of the mass migration away from rural regions, and predicts that solutions will emerge from neighbourhoods and dynamic networks linking communities to governments and the broader urban world.

About the authors

John Lorinc is a journalist and editor. He reports on urban affairs, politics, business, technology, and local history for a range of media, including the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Walrus, Maclean’s, and Spacing, where he is senior editor. John is the author of three books, including The New City (Penguin, 2006) and Dream States: Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias (Coach House Books, 2022), and has coedited four other anthologies for Coach House Books: The Ward (2015), Subdivided (2016), Any Other Way (2017), and The Ward Uncovered (2018). John is the recipient of the 2019/2020 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. He lives in Toronto.

Karon Liu has been a staff food reporter for the Toronto Star since 2015 and aims to link food with culture, history, identity, politics – anything you can imagine. He's also an avid home cook, and his favourite utensil is a pair of wooden chopsticks his grandma used to use.

John Lorinc's profile page

Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

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Awards

  • Commended, Booklist Top 10 Youth Series - Nonfiction

Editorial Reviews

Citie provides an impressive quantity of information in a clear, direct prose style and balances facts with interesting, more anectodal material on topics...

Canadian Literature

Cities maintains the high standard set by the previous titles in the Groundwork Guides series...a source of current and readily accessible information, and school libraries should seriously consider buying more than one copy for its circulating collection...Highly Recommended.

CM Magazine

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