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The Globe & Mail columnist and its European bureau chief, Doug Saunders discusses his new book, Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World (Knopf, 2010), with Joseph Planta.


Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World by Doug Saunders. (Knopf, 2010)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

In Vancouver, I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

One of the most important books of the year is Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World. It is written by the Globe and Mail columnist and its European bureau chief Doug Saunders, who joins me from Toronto this day. This book looks at how millions monthly flee the rural areas for the urban settings. The move creates ‘arrival cities,’ where a new way of life is established, economically and socially. They build communities, save and invest, and eventually, they move out, and a new set of migrants comes in. Going to a number of cities around the world, Mr. Saunders sees what ‘arrival cities’ work and which do not. In Toronto, he takes us to Thorncliffe Park; he travels to Nairobi, Mumbai, Warsaw, and more. It’s a necessary book, and one that lends a light on where we’re headed, and what this world will look like in very short time. His website is at www.dougsaunders.net. The book is published by Knopf. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Doug Saunders; Good morning, Mr. Saunders.

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