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The Unknown City

Author : Iain Borden
ISBN : 0262523353
Genre : Architecture
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A look beyond design process and buildings aimed at discovering new ways of looking at the urban experience.

The Unknown City

Author : Michelle Fine
ISBN : 0807041130
Genre : Social Science
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The young people defined as "Gen Xers" in the media and popular imagination almost never include poor or working-class young adults. These young people - a huge and important part of our society - are misrepresented and silent in our national conversation. In The Unknown City, Michelle Fine and Lois Weis offer a groundbreaking, theoretically sophisticated ethnography of the lives of young adults (ages 23 to 35), based on hundreds of interviews. We discover their views on everything from the construction of "whiteness" and affirmative action to the economy, education, and new public spaces of community hope. Finally, Fine and Weis point to what is being done and what should be done in terms of national policy to improve the future of these remarkable women and men.

Toronto

Author : Howard Akler
ISBN : 1551521466
Genre : Travel
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Toronto, named by UNESCO as the world's most multicultural city, attracts thousands of tourists annually to its fascinating neighborhoods and thriving cultural scene. But in its 250-year history, Toronto has also become a place of many intriguing secrets. Toronto: The Unknown City delves into the lesser-known spaces and stories of Hogtown, offering tantalizing tidbits of local lore, offbeat facts and surprising anecdotes that will captivate visitors and locals alike. From sealed-off public spaces to lost railways, tales of true crime to behind-the-scenes movie gossip, this book is packed with revelations. There's also a guide to one of the world's most eclectic dining scenes, plus celebrity stories, sports snippets, a backstage tour of the theatre and music worlds, fabulous shopping tips and much more. Titillating and tempting, Toronto: The Unknown City lifts the veil off Canada's largest metropolis, to reveal the mysteries, marvels and monstrosities that lie beneath. Praise for The Unknown City series: "As useful to locals as it is to tourists."--Globe & Mail "Part tourist reference, part compendium of lore . . . a witty, engrossing, innovative series of guidebooks."--Georgia Straight "The wonky spin on things local is not only useful but hugely entertaining."--Gazette Howard Akler is a lifelong resident of Toronto. He has written for Lola, the local art magazine, and is currently at work on a novel set during the city's centenary. Sarah B. Hood is the author of Practical Pedalling, has contributed to Toronto Life, NOW, eye, and is the editor of Performing Arts in Canada. In 1990, she received an honorable mention at the National Magazine Awards.

Calgary

Author : James Martin
ISBN : 1551521113
Genre : Travel
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Deep inside Calgary's glass office towers beats a Wild West heart. It's a city of contradictions, a shiny corporate giant with a six-gun justice past. Calgary: The Unknown City ferrets out Cowtown's deepest secrets, exposing fun and offbeat factoids, anecdotes, and statistics about the city you only thought you knew.

Montreal

Author : Kristian Gravenor
ISBN : 1551521199
Genre : Travel
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Montreal: The Unknown City is part of our best-selling series of urban city guides. As one of North America's most popular travel destinations, Montreal is world renowned for its European style, countless festivals, scintillating nightlife, and world-class cuisine. But with more than 350 years of history, Canada's original megalopolis conceals more than its share of little-known charms. Montreal: The Unknown City offers a lesser-known take on remarkable places, wide-open spaces, and world-famous faces that make the city and district unique. A fun-filled resource for visitors and locals alike, its ten sections are packed with notorious scandals, strange-but-true anecdotes, and indiscreet facts. From whispered-about cycling paths to cut-rate shopping, astonishing eateries and skinny dipping, this book has Montreal uncovered. Fact-filled, funny, and fearless, Montreal: The Unknown City showcases the island metropolis from a one-of-a-kind perspective. Two-colour throughout, with more than 150 black and white photographs.

New York

Author : Brad Dunn
ISBN : 155152161X
Genre : Travel
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Reveals the extravagant stories and insider tips that make New York the biggest and best of all apples.

San Francisco

Author : Helene Goupil
ISBN : 1551521881
Genre : Travel
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Arsenal's Unknown City series of alternative guidebooks designed for tourists and hometowners alike turns its attention to the City by the Bay: San Francisco, where stories of notorious murders, city hall scandals, and untold tales of Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, and Castro Street share pages with secret dining pleasures, shopping meccas, and nightclub hotspots. From the Summer of Love back in the 1960s to the Winter of Love in 2004, when the mayor of San Francisco made the city the center of the nation's gay marriage debate, San Francisco has consistently been one of America's most colorful and offbeat urban oases. From pot dispensaries in the Lower Haight to the nightspots in the heavily Hispanic Mission district to private karaoke rooms in Japan Town, all of San Francisco's hidden nooks and crannies are exposed. There's info on the Castro district, the heartland of America's gay community; the city's hot restaurant scene, home to arguably the best dining in the nation; tidbits on nearby Napa wineries; multi-level sex clubs; and the alleged whereabouts of active opium dens. There's also the story of the confrontation between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst at the St. Francis Hotel, when Hearst refused Welles' offer of tickets to the premiere of Citizen Kane; the legacy of Alcatraz and legendary prison escape attempts; and notes on San Francisco icons like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Building. Ebullient and chock-a-block with facts and figures, this book raises a glass to life in the City by the Bay. Two-color throughout; includes a BART transportation route map. Helene Goupil and Josh Krist are editor and publisher, respectively, of InsideOut Travel magazine, a bimonthly online travel publication that caters to the traveler/adventurer at heart. Helene, Josh, and InsideOut (www.insideoutmag.com) are based in San Francisco.

Tales For An Unknown City

Author : Dan Yashinsky
ISBN : 0773509534
Genre : Social Science
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Tales for an Unknown City is a vibrant selection of almost fifty stories from among the many told at One Thousand and One Friday Nights of Storytelling, a weekly open gathering in Toronto begun by Dan Yashinsky in 1978 and still going strong. There are tales from Canada and many other parts of the world; each followed by a brief word from the teller, giving us the flavour of the "Friday Nights."

Vancouver

Author : John Mackie
ISBN : 1551521474
Genre : Travel
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Vancouver, the burgeoning metropolis of Canada's west coast, is a young city, but one with an intriguing past and a dynamic yet conflicted future; it also remains one of the world's top 10 tourist destinations according to Conde Nast Traveler; and according to a recent survey is the world's second most livable city, behind Zurich, Switzerland. In 2003, the International Olympic Committee announced that Vancouver will play host to the Winter Olympics in 2010. Vancouver: The Unknown City (a completely different book from its predecessor, Vancouver: Secrets of the City) unearths a wealth of city folklore, whether it's the licensed food stands at the legendary nude Wreck Beach, the deep-sea submarine beached outside the Maritime Museum, or Sean Penn and Robert DeNiro breaking up a fight with a mobster at the restaurant Il Giardino. It also includes the city's best shopping meccas, restaurants and nightlife haunts of which even many residents aren't aware, as well as movie gossip, transportation stats and much, much more. Vancouver: The Unknown City will make you reevaluate your ideas of what Vancouver is and wants to be. Praise for The Unknown City series: “As useful to locals as it is to tourists.”—Globe & Mail “Part tourist reference, part compendium of lore . . . a witty, engrossing , innovative series of guidebooks.”—Georgia Straight “The wonky spin on things local is not only useful but hugely entertaining.”—Gazette John Mackie has been uncovering the unknown Vancouver for twenty-five years at the Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, and Vancouver magazine, where he has covered rock music, heritage issues, and culture. Sarah Reeder is the western editor of FASHION Magazine and FASHION 18, and was formerly associate editor of Vancouver magazine.

The Unknown Cities

Author : Abeer Elshater
ISBN : 9781482862294
Genre : Social Science
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This book investigates the many relatively unknown Egyptian cities, which research has largely ignored. It seeks to enhance the livability of urban areas and stop the processes that turn residents into anti-utopians and their cities into dystopias. It examines urbanization patterns in what are currently rural or informal settlements. It draws on concepts from Western and Arabic thought concerning idealism and utopianism, linking anti-utopianism with ideas such as loss of hope and residents right to the city. It also investigates the epistemology and methodology of urban design, using the descriptive-analytical approach to evaluate methods of self-criticism to address the problems and enhance urban planning and design. The literature regarding ten-minute neighborhoods is reviewed, along with a comparative content analysis of online articles, and the resultant principles are tested through site observation. It is found that happiness can be promoted by the principle of ten-minute pedestrian access to essential services, which can viably guide the reformation of urban planning. This work recommends that urban planning should be based on the ten-minute neighborhood, thus improving the future prospects of utopianism in Egypts unknown cities. Recently, in the first decade of the twenty-first century, there was a definite human crisis that emerged in the Egyptian cities at the level of local urban communities, which reflects on the whole city and the attached ones. The problem seems to be in the transformation of some urban sites in the metropolitan [and small] cities to become dystopian places, regarding the dynamic impact of the anti-utopian people. The concept of anti-utopians stands as an intermediate step between livable cities and dystopian communities through the transformation that occurs due to the lack of strategic plans by the administrators and/or the experts, with a special mention to the plans for poor people. Therefore, from our perspective, there is an urgent need to say that the majority of Egyptian cities should be declared as domains of humanitarian disasters, which are caused by human hazards rather than the natural disasters, e.g. earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, whirlwinds, and hurricanes. Thus, the first/headmost city that will announce its failure in the structural and human scene will get the self-respect and worlds estimate as well.

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