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A Groundwork Guide Groundwork Guides

Written by John Lorinc • Series edited by Jane Springer

For kids - 14 years old | Published August 01, 2008 | ISBN 9781554980093
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Sociology

Cover of Cities

Regular price $9.95 CAD

144 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book


A Groundwork Guide

Groundwork Guides

John Lorinc • Jane Springer

A thought-provoking look at the demands and expectations we place on our growing cities in the twenty-first century. An excellent introduction to the subject for young adults.

Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas. The search for better housing, transit, economic opportunity, and security within neighbourhoods forces today's city-dwellers -- in both the developed world and in megacities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America -- to confront what it means to live in our urban world.

In this book, cities specialist John Lorinc considers the enormous implications of the mass migration away from rural regions, and predicts that solutions will emerge from neighbourhoods and dynamic networks linking communities to governments and the broader urban world.

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

About the Creators

John Lorinc

John Lorinc is a journalist who specializes in urban/municipal issues, business, politics, and culture. He lives in Toronto. Follow John Lorinc on Twitter:

Jane Springer

Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
Citie provides an impressive quantity of information in a clear, direct prose style and balances facts with interesting, more anectodal material on topics...
  • Commended Booklist Top 10 Youth Series - Nonfiction, 2007