CH 6: The death and life of a great arrival city

Claire Nelischer, of Toronto’s Centre for City Ecology, on Arrival City Chapter 6, Istanbul’s gecekondu settlements, and the ongoing struggle for a physical presence and sense of place in the arrival city.

All About the Bias, So Subtle

Over on the Cities of Migration blog, Manjula Luthria, Senior Economist with the World Bank and program leader for the International Mobility Program of the MENA region’s Human Development network discusses bias against migrants as a significant barrier to poverty reduction and shared prosperity.   ” …economists and demographers tell us that we need to…

Picks from the Toronto Public Library: Chapter 5

Suggestions for extended reading to accompany Chapter 5 of Arrival City. 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 select titles of books that can be found at the Library that complement the themes discussed in each chapter of Arrival City.

CH 5: The first great migration: How The West arrived

Ken Stewart of Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation on Arrival City Chapter 5. Ken shares how the work of Theaster Gates and Rebuild is using art and cultural infrastructure to counter the lingering effects of the colour line in Chicago’s Black Belt and rebuild the momentum of the area as an arrival city.

Interactive Activity: Your City Soundwalks

We asked Book Club members to share the sounds of their cities by creating audio recordings of 2 minutes or less that demonstrate the auditory sense of place in their neighbourhood or city. Here’s what we have so far – from Baltimore, Toronto, and New York City.

Interactive Activity: Tower Renewal in the Arrival City Webinar

Join our webinar to learn how the ground-breaking Tower Neighbourhood Renewal project in Toronto is exploring alternative narratives about urban renewal from European cities, integrating social resiliency, stewardship, adaptability into city-building and changing how we think about and live in tower neighbourhoods.

Picks from the Toronto Public Library: Chapter 4

Suggestions for extended reading to accompany Chapter 4 of Arrival City. 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 select titles of books that can be found at the Library that complement the themes discussed in each chapter of Arrival City.

CH 4: The urbanization of the village

Tanzeel Merchant, Director of the Toronto-based Ryerson City Building Institute, on Arrival City Chapter 4. Tanzeel explores the rural/urban divide of our imaginations, looking at how our collective imagination of “the village” shapes how we approach rural landscapes in pop culture, popular opinion, and policy.

Picks from the Toronto Public Library: Chapter 3

Suggestions for extended reading to accompany Chapter 3 of Arrival City. 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 select titles of books that can be found at the Library that complement the themes discussed in each chapter of Arrival City.

CH 3: Arriving at the top of the pyramid

James Rojas, a Los Angeles-based urban planner, community activist, and artist on Arrival City Chapter 3. James introduces the concept of the ‘latino vernacular’ as an architectural manifestation of arrival. He shares insights on how Latino immigrants translate their own attitudes towards housing, land, and public space into physical interventions in the architectural and cultural landscape of Los Angeles.

Interactive Activity: Notes from our ‘Parks to Farms’ webinar

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…

Picks from the Toronto Public Library: Chapter 2

Suggestions for extended reading to accompany Chapter 2 of Arrival City. 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 select titles of books that can be found at the Library that complement the themes discussed in each chapter of Arrival City.