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Arrival City How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World

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ISBN-10: 0307388565

ISBN-13: 9780307388568

Edition: N/A

Authors: Doug Saunders

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Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed 3.1 billion people. Urbanization is the mass movement that will change our world during the twenty-first century, and the “arrival city” is where it is taking place. The arrival city exists on the outskirts of the metropolis, in the slums, or in the suburbs; the American version is New York’s Lower East Side of a century ago or today’s Herndon County, Virginia. These are the places where newcomers try to establish new lives and to integrate themselves socially and economically. Their goal…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Map: Arrival Cities And their Villages
Preface: The Place Where Everything Changes
On the Edge of the City
Liu Gong Li, China
Tower Hamlets, London, U.K.
Outside In: The Lives of the New City
Kolhewadi, Ratnagiri, India
Kamrangirchar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shenzhen, China
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arriving at the Top of the Pyramid
Los Angeles, California
Herndon, Virginia, and Wheaton, Maryland
The Urbanization of the Vaillage
Tatary, Poland
Shuilin, Sichuan, China
Dorli, Maharashtra, India
Biswanath, Sylhet, Bangladesh
The First Great Migration: How The West Arrived
Paris"
London
Toronto and Chicago
TheDeath and Life of a Great Arrival City
Istanbul
When the Margins Explode
Emamzadeh 'Isa, Tehran
Petare, Caracas
Mulund, Mumbai
The New City Confronts the Old World
Les Pyramides, Evry, France
Kreuzberg, Berlin
Parla, Spain
Arrival's End:Mud Floor to Middle Class
Jardim Angela, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mumbai
Arriving In Style
Slotervaart, Amsterdam
Karail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thomcliffe Park, Toronto
Afterword: The Arrival City Revolutions
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index