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Urban and Landscape Perspectives

Where Strangers Become Neighbours

Integrating Immigrants in Vancouver, Canada

Authors: Sandercock, Leonie, Attili, Giovanni

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  • The first book to provide a detailed case study of the successful integration of immigrants at the neighbourhood and city level
  • Investigates issues raised by the documentary story and integrates film as an action research tool
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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. It 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? What philosophies and policies have made integration successful in Canada and how can it be translated into European context?
The book tackles an important contemporary issue – the social integration of immigrants in a large metropolis – by way of the detailed case study of one Canadian city. The book provides a large political and legal context which makes this case study comprehensible and inspiring to readers outside Canada.
The accompanying award-winning film illustrates how one neighbourhood has been engaged in creating a welcoming place for everyone. The use of film-making as an action research tool and the digital ethnographic methodology provide alternative ways of understanding a complex social process.
Leonie Sandercock is the author of ten books, the most recent include; Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities (1998) and Cosmopolis 2: Mongrel Cities of the 21st Century (2003). The latter book won the Paul Davidoff Award for best book awarded by the American Collegiate Schools of Planning. She also received the Dale Prize for Community Planning (2005), and the BMW Award for Intercultural Learning (2007), for her paper on ‘Cosmopolitan Urbanism’.
Giovanni Attili is an Urban Planning Research Fellow at the University of Rome (La Sapienza) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC, Vancouver). He is recipient of the G. Ferraro Award for the best Urban Planning PhD Thesis in Italy in 2005. He is co-editor of the book, Storie di Città (Edizioni Interculturali, 2007) and author of the book, Rappresentare la città dei migranti (Jaca Book, 2008).

About the authors

Leonie Sandercock is the author of ten books, the most recent include; Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities (1998) and Cosmopolis 2: Mongrel Cities of the 21st Century (2003). The latter book won the Paul Davidoff Award for best book awarded by the American Collegiate Schools of Planning. She also received the Dale Prize for Community Planning (2005), and the BMW Award for Intercultural Learning (2007), for her paper on ‘Cosmopolitan Urbanism’.

Giovanni Attili is an Urban Planning Research Fellow at the University of Rome (La Sapienza) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC, Vancouver). He is recipient of the G. Ferraro Award for the best Urban Planning PhD Thesis in Italy in 2005. He is co-editor of the book, Storie di Città (Edizioni Interculturali, 2007) and author of the book, Rappresentare la città dei migranti (Jaca Book, 2008).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Inventing a Multicultural Nation: Canada’s Evolving Story

    Pages 3-33

    Sandercock, Leonie (et al.)

  • Integrating an Immigrant Metropolis: Vancouver’s Diversity Mission

    Pages 35-65

    Sandercock, Leonie (et al.)

  • Changing the Mind of the City: Preparing the Public Sector for a Multicultural Society

    Pages 67-112

    Brock, Samara

  • What Is a Neighbourhood House?

    Pages 115-121

    Sandercock, Leonie

  • The Story of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House: A Unique Gathering Place

    Pages 123-157

    Sandercock, Leonie (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9035-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9034-9
  • book with DVD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: May 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7689-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Where Strangers Become Neighbours
Book Subtitle
Integrating Immigrants in Vancouver, Canada
Authors
Series Title
Urban and Landscape Perspectives
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9035-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9035-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9034-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7689-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 303
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