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Cities

A Groundwork Guide Groundwork Guides

Written by John Lorinc • Screenplay by Jane Springer

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

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Regular price $9.95 CAD

144 pages
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About this book

Cities

A Groundwork Guide

Groundwork Guides

John Lorinc • Jane Springer

"[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

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.

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: http://www.twitter.com/johnlorinc

Jane Springer

Jane Springer is an author and consultant in international development. She 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