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Cities

A Groundwork Guide

by John Lorinc, series edited by Jane Springer

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"[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

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Jane Springer is an author and consultant in international development. She lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

John Lorinc is a journalist who specializes in urban/municipal issues, business, politics, and culture. Over the past twenty years, he has written for many publications, including the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. He is the author of Opportunity Knocks: The Truth About Canada's Franchise Industry (Prentice Hall, 1995) and The New City: How the Crisis in Canada's Large Urban Centres is Re-Shaping the Nation (Penguin, 2006). He has won the National Magazine Awards for his coverage of urban affairs. Lorinc is a former national affairs chair of PEN Canada and a founding member of the Canadian Coalition for School Libraries. He lives in Toronto.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

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

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

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