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Neighbourhood houses : building community in Vancouver

Author: Miu Chung Yan; Sean Lauer
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As recognition grows that globalization and migration are creating social disconnection in modern urban cities and urban communities are at risk of becoming fragmented, Neighbourhood Houses draws on a five-year study to document and contextualize an antidote: the neighbourhood house movement. Contributors outline the history of the Vancouver neighbourhood house network, its relationship with local government and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neighbourhood houses.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
(OCoLC)1201306666
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miu Chung Yan; Sean Lauer
ISBN: 0774865814 9780774865814 9780774865821 0774865822
OCLC Number: 1162457862
Description: xvii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: History of Vancouver Neighbourhood Houses and Beyond / Sean Lauer, Miu Chung Yan, and Eleanor Stebner --
The Eyes and Ears of the Community: Engaging Citizens and Community Advocacy / Oliver Schmidtke --
Mechanism of Connection: Accessibility and Beyond / Miu Chung Yan --
Social Infrastructure for Building Community / Sean Lauer --
Trajectories of Life and Belonging in the Neighbourhood Houses of Metro Vancouver / Pilar Riaño-Alcalá and Erika Ono --
From Immigrant to Citizen: Life Stories of Transformation / Jenny Francis --
Limitations and Potentials of Neighbourhood Houses in Community-Building / Miu Chung Yan and Sean Lauer.
Responsibility: edited by Miu Chung Yan and Sean Lauer.

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Neighbourhood Houses documents how the neighbourhood house model, a century-old type of community organization, can help overcome isolation in urban neighbourhoods by creating welcoming places.  Read more...

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