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Neighbourhood houses : building community in Vancouver

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
"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
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.


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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"Neighbourhood Houses highlights the important role played by community-based non-profits in governance, meeting neighbourhood and individual service user needs, and engaging in advocacy and service Read more...

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