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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Mohammad Qadeer is Professor Emeritus of urban and regional planning, Queen’s University, where he was the Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning from 1985 to 1996. Dr. Qadeer has also served as a consultant-expert for various United Nations’ agencies, Canadian federal, provincial and local governments, as well as to the Government of Pakistan. He’s published widely on topics concerning planning for multicultural cities, ethnic enclaves, immigration and settlement, and international development. Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York and Los Angeles is his most recent book.
What are the defining features of a multicultural city? Mohammad Qadeer explores this vital question in his latest book Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York and Los Angeles by looking at three ethno-racially diverse urban centres, in two countries: Toronto, Canada, and New York and Los Angeles, the United States. Qadeer chronicles the emergence of multicultural forms and functions under the aegis of civil rights and constitutionally guaranteed equal treatment in both countries. Based on the similarities and differences in the infusion of diversity in institutions of the three cities, Multicultural Cities sets forth a generic model of a multicultural city.