Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs, Hardback Book

Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs Hardback


Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs examines how the combination of the low-density, car-centric geography of outer suburbs and neoliberal governance in the past several decades has affected disadvantaged populations in North American metro areas.

Taking the example of York Region, a large outer suburb north of Toronto, the authors provide a spatial analysis that illuminates the invisible geography of vulnerability in the region. The volume examines access to social services by vulnerable groups who are not usually associated with the suburbs: recent immigrants, seniors, and low-income families.

Investigating their access to four types of social infrastructure - education, employment, housing, and settlement services - this book presents a range of policy recommendations for how to address the social inequalities that characterize contemporary outer suburbs.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 1 figure, 16 maps
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781442650244

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