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 10 – Arriving in style
Doug Saunders has taken us on quite a journey. “Arriving in Style” shows us that human beings seem drawn to and are better able to live in high density situations, whether in neighbourhoods found in western cities like Amsterdam and Toronto, or a slum in Bangladesh. Government planning and investment in infrastructure, amenities and the like, are essential to the functioning of Arrival Cities as places of successful socio-economic integration and mobility.
This is our final list! For those of you “from away”, our library is an enormous building with miles and miles (kilometres) of stacks. We librarians rarely have the chance to pull off the books, flip through the chapters, and look at the pictures. Bessie and I were fortunate to have a rich selection of material to choose from. Choices for inclusion at times were tough. We hope that you have enjoyed this sampling and we have whetted your appetite to explore further.
So … a great big THANK YOU to the City Builder Book Club for giving us the opportunity to focus on a very special subject area and showcase the Toronto Reference Library’s collections. And if you drop by the Toronto Reference Library, please stop by the Humanities and Social Sciences Desk on the second floor and say hello.
Cities are good for us: The case for high densities, friendly streets, local shops and public transport.
Sherlock, Harley. 1990, 99 pages.
Whyte, William Hollingsworth. 1988, 386 pages.
Ng, Edward. 2010, 342 pages.
Hommels, Anique. 2006, 281 pages.
Foner, Nancy, 1945- . 2014, 328 pages.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)–Emigration and immigration.
Cultural pluralism–New York (State)–New York.
Immigrants–New York (State)–New York.
New York (N.Y.)–Emigration and immigration.
Gardner, Katy, 1964- . 2012, 274 pages.
Vineberg, Robert (Robert Andrew), 1951- . 2012, 91 pages.
Spitzer, Denise L. 2011, 320 pages.
Immigrants–Health and hygiene–Canada.
Women immigrants–Health and hygiene–Canada.
Women refugees–Health and hygiene–Canada.
Juárez, Fátima. 2013, 216 pages.
Emigration and immigration.
Migration, Internal–Developing countries.
School-to-work transition–Developing countries.
Young adults–Developing countries–Economic conditions.
Young adults–Developing countries–Social conditions.
Youth development–Developing countries.