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Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs

by (author) Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef, Ranu Basu & Shuguang Wang

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2015
Category
General, Geography, General, Urban, Local, City Planning & Urban Development
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442622647
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $27.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442650244
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
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    $65.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442628328
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
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    $29.95

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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. Taking the example of York Region, a large outer suburb north of Toronto, the authors provide a spatial analysis that illuminates the invisible geography of vulnerability in the region.

The volume examines access to social services by vulnerable groups who are not usually associated with the suburbs: recent immigrants, seniors, and low-income families. Investigating their access to four types of social infrastructure – education, employment, housing, and settlement services – this book presents a range of policy recommendations for how to address the social inequalities that characterize contemporary outer suburbs.

About the authors

Lucia Lo is a professor in the Department of Geography at York University.

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Valerie Preston is professor of geography at York University and a former York Director for CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre.

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Paul Anisef is a professor of Sociology and associate director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) at York University.

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Ranu Basu is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at York University.

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Shuguang Wang is a professor in the Department of Geography at Ryerson University.

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