City Builder Book Club (Arrival City): Chapter 9 Sketch

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Chapter 9: Arrival’s End: Mud Floor to Middle Class

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The citizens of Jardim Angela were unanimous in their description of the neighbourhood’s needs : first security, then education, then a proper link to the larger city, physical and economically

“The school become the first really neutral territory, the first public space……we made it part of the community. Then we started evening classes for adults and older teenagers with a seventh and eight-grade education who wanted a new start” These were so successful that the school had to open all 15 classrooms at night

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