Cities

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2008 - Social Science - 144 pages
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The year 2007 marked a defining moment in human history--for the first time, more people were living in cities than in rural areas and, as a result, the demands and expectations placed on cities are unprecedented. This thought-provoking book by cities specialist John Lorinc considers the enormous implications of the mass migration away from rural regions, and it predicts that solutions will emerge from neighborhoods and dynamic networks linking communities to governments and the broader urban world.
  

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The Groundwork Guide series is apparently designed to provide upper teens with introductions to current issues or topics without talking down to them. In that sense, this book is probably pretty ... Read full review

Contents

The Urban Century
7
Urban Forms and Functions
16
Sprawl Happens
36
Environment and Energy
49
Cities and Transportation
71
Urban Poverty
90
Crime Epidemics and Terrorism
109
Cities Timeline
129
For Further Information
136
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About the author (2008)

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 Mailand 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 Childrenand translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Eggand Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

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