Interactive Activity: Notes from our ‘Tower Renewal in the Arrival City’ Webinar

Last week, we hosted our second webinar, presented by Cities of Migration and the Centre for City Ecology as a special interactive element of the City Builder Book Club. Titled “Tower Renewal in the Arrival City”, the webinar demonstrated how investments in social and physical infrastructure in tower neighbourhoods are unlocking the potential of Toronto’s arrival city neighbourhoods as thriving, connected, supportive communities.

Interactive Activity: Your City Photowalks

We asked Book Club members to share the sights of their cities by creating photowalks that tell a visual stories about their neighbourhood, the people that live there, and the history of arrival and movement in this place. By using StoryMap JS, Book Club members have given us a peek into their neighbourhood using photos and brief descriptions tied to map locations. Here’s what we have received from readers so far.

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.

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…

Interactive Activity: City Photowalk

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…

Interactive Activity: City Soundwalk

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…

Interactive Activity: Urban Migration and Community Development Webinar

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)…

Interactive Activity: Notes + takeaways from the Arrival Cities live event

This week, the City Builder Book Club held its first live event to kick of the Arrival City edition of the club: Arrival Cities: Global Framework + Local Discourse, with Arrival City author Doug Saunders and activist, researcher, and HIGHRISE film collaborator Emily Paradis. Below, Centre for City Ecology volunteer Anna Wynveen recaps the evening,…