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NITHYA V. RAMAN is an urban planner who has been working in India for more than a decade. Her research and writing has focused on urban governance, slums and access to land and services, and transparency and accountability. In 2010, she founded Transparent Chennai, which creates maps and information about neglected civic issues to support […]

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Spitalfields City Farm in Tower Hamlets, London, UK As Doug Saunders notes in Arrival City, successful arrival cities are always making room for “the other”. Inclusion and a sense of belonging are key underpinnings to immigrant success in the city, where connections into a new community reveal economic opportunities and social supports. Our recent webinar, presented […]

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The Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. now houses the collection of the Urban Affairs Library (formerly located at Metro Hall), a specialized collection devoted to all aspects of urban planning and local government. Each week, TPL librarians Cynthia Fisher and Bessie Nellopoulos will select titles of books that can be found at the Library that […]

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Yen Trinh’s Arrival City sketches are a beautiful example of the kind of new thinking, activity, and expression that can emerge when inspired by reading.

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The Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. now houses the collection of the Urban Affairs Library (formerly located at Metro Hall), a specialized collection devoted to all aspects of urban planning and local government. Each week, TPL librarians Cynthia Fisher and Bessie Nellopoulos will select titles of books that can be found at the Library that […]

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Liza Fior, a London-based architect and founding partner of muf architecture/art shares her response to Chapter 1 of Arrival City, a journey through Liu Gong Li, China – a place unfamiliar to Liza – and Tower Hamlets, London – a place where Liza and her firm have explored and worked for many years.

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Arrival City speaks so eloquently to the resilience of the human race, not only as individuals, but as a collective, and to the resilience of what is arguable our greatest achievement: cities. We are a communal species, thankfully, and our future rests with each other, and our collective capacity to understand what kind of problem a city is, and continue to build better. Because a city is never done. Cities enable people. Cities enable hope. Welcome to the City Builder Book Club Volume 2: Arrival City.

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Interactive activities invite Book Club members to engage more deeply with Arrival City and contribute their own experiences and stories to the Club’s reading. With our City Soundwalk and City Photowalk activities, readers have the opportunity to submit their own sound recordings and photosets exploring “arrival” in their own city. Soundwalk and Photowalk submissions will […]

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Interactive activities invite Book Club members to engage more deeply with Arrival City and contribute their own experiences and stories to the Club’s reading. With our City Soundwalk and City Photowalk activities, readers have the opportunity to submit their own sound recordings and photosets exploring “arrival” in their own city. Soundwalk and Photowalk submissions will […]

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Our book club is a global collective or readers and contributors around the world, which is why we are pleased to host a webinar for our world wide network. Parks to Farms: Urban Migration and Community Development in Tower Hamlets and Thorncliffe Park January 29, 2015 — 10AM EST (Toronto) Neighbourhoods like Tower Hamlets (London) […]

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