Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Maps
List of Photos/Illustrations
List of Exhibits
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Toronto, a British City in North America
Chapter 3. The Word ‘Slum’ and the Public Discourse
Chapter 4. Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Slums
Chapter 5. Toronto’s Slums Located
Chapter 6. The Interest Group and the Control of the ‘Body’ and the ‘Soul’
Chapter 7. Slums Must Go! And then what?
Chapter 8. The Citizens’ Involvement in Housing Problem
Chapter 9. Where Did All the Poor Go?
Chapter 10. Conclusions
About the Author
“Today when almost every major North American city is grappling with the forces of gentrification, Dr. Vakili-Zad’s timely case study of the history of Toronto’s slums and housing policy offers a context for the challenging conditions many cities are currently faced with. His painstaking research into Toronto’s housing history, the social movements that shaped it, and the resulting housing policies and their consequences puts today’s urban revitalization and gentrification efforts into perspective. He takes a special interest in the role of citizen participation and planning in housing. The author’s passion for Toronto’s social history and its housing policy is expressed in the depth of his research, the insightful analysis of his findings, and the probing questions he raises for future housing policy. I highly recommend this book to city planners and policy makers, housing developers, historians, sociologists, and citizen activists alike.” – Nancy W. Ahmadifar, Ph.D. Boston, Massachusetts
Audience: Major city mayors; policy advisers; NGOs interested in housing & community development; Academics and students in social and public policy; social work; urban sociology and the future of the cities.