Picks from the Toronto Public Library: Chapter 2

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 complement the themes discussed in each chapter of Arrival City.

Arrival City: Chapter 2 – Outside in: The lives of the new city

This chapter discusses the back and forth flow of rural to urban migration, ways in which migrant communities organize themselves, and ways in which governments can either help or hinder the integration of new migrants. Countries discussed include India, Brazil, China and Kenya.

https://i1.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21SQ6W6T2NL._BO1,204,203,200_.jpgPopulation mobility in developing countries : a reinterpretation.

Skeldon, Ronald.  1990, Book , 273 p. :

Migration, Internal–Developing countries.




The durable slum: Dharavi and the right to stay put in globalizing Mumbai.

Weinstein, Liza. 2014, Book, xvi, 216 pages

Dhārāvi (Mumbai, India)–Economic conditions.
Dhārāvi (Mumbai, India)–Social conditions.




Favela : four decades of living on the edge in Rio de Janeiro.

Perlman, Janice E.  2010, 412 p.

Drugs–Brazil–Rio de Janeiro.
Poor–Brazil–Rio de Janeiro.
Slums–Brazil–Rio de Janeiro.
Violent crimes–Social aspects–Brazil–Rio de Janeiro.



Hard times in the marvelous city : from dictatorship to democracy in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

McCann, Bryan2013, Book , xi, 249 pages

Poor–Political activity–Brazil–Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)–Social conditions–20th century.
Slums–Brazil–Rio de Janeiro.




Cover of Organizing Through Division and Exclusion by Fei-Ling Wang

Organizing through division and exclusion : China’s Hukou system.

Wang, Fei-Ling. 2005, Book , xiv, 304 p. ;

China–Economic conditions–2000-
China–Social conditions–2000-
Recording and registration–China.
Social institutions–China.




China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies

China urbanizes : consequences, strategies, and policies.

Contributors: Saich, Tony. ; Yusuf, Shahid,  2008, Book , xiv, 213 p. :

China–Economic conditions–2000-
City planning–China.



Low income housing in Nairobi : an alternative approach / Low income housing in Nairobi : an alternative approach.

Ladu, Moses Bulli. 1989, Book , 51 p. :

City planning–Kenya–Nairobi–Kibera.

Also fully available online.



Good fortune.

Levine, Jeremy ; Van Soest, Landon,  2010, DVD (ca. 73 min.)

Economic development projects–Kenya–Nairobi.
Kibera (Kenya)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Slum Upgrading Facility.

Video recordings for the hearing impaired.



Beatrice’s dream : a story of a Kibera slum.

Williams, Karen Lynn; Stone, Wendy.  2011, Children’s Book

Kibera (Kenya)–Social conditions–Pictorial works–Juvenile literature.
Orphans–Kenya–Kibera–Pictorial works–Juvenile literature.
Poor–Kenya–Kibera–Pictorial works–Juvenile literature.
Schools–Kenya–Kibera–Pictorial works–Juvenile literature.
Slums–Kenya–Kibera–Pictorial works–Juvenile literature.

One Comment Add yours

  1. AKVaughan says:

    fantastic follow up by the TPL librarians – reading for a few months! Where would we be without libraries!

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