Cities of the World

A History in Maps

Author: Peter Whitfield

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520247253

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 5660

Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.
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Cities of the World

World Regional Urban Development

Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Maureen Hays-Mitchell,Donald J. Zeigler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442212845

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 2910

Remarkably, more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas. This fully updated and revised fifth edition of the classic text offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape, and, by extension, the world's politics, cultures, and economies. Providing a sweeping overview of world urban geography, a group of noted experts explores the eleven major global regions. Each author presents the region's urban history, economy, culture, and society, as well as urban spatial models and problems and prospects. Environmental, human security, globalization, and cyberspace topics are fully developed as well. Vignettes of seventy-eight key cities give the reader a vivid understanding of daily life and the "spirit of place." An introductory chapter presents an overview of key terms and concepts, and a concluding chapter projects the world's urban future. Liberally illustrated with a new selection of photographs, maps, and diagrams, the text also includes a rich array of textboxes to highlight key topics ranging from gender and the city to Islamic fashion and global warming. Bibliographic sources, websites, and an appendix of UN data provide additional resources for helping students understand more about the urban world. Clearly written and timely, Cities of the World will be invaluable for those teaching introductory or advanced classes on global cities, regional geography, and urban studies. Contributions by: Amal K. Ali, Lisa Benton-Short, Alana Boland, Tim Brothers, Stanley D. Brunn, Kam Wing Chan, Ipsita Chatterjee, Megan Dixon, Robyn Dowling, Ashok K. Dutt, Irma Escamilla, Rina Ghose, Brian J. Godfrey, Mark Graham, Angela Gray-Subulwa, Jessica K. Graybill, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, Corey Johnson, Nathaniel M. Lewis, Linda McCarthy, Pauline McGuirk, Garth A. Myers, Arnisson Andre Ortega, Francis Owusu, George M. Pomeroy, Joseph L. Scarpaci, Dona J. Stewart, James A. Tyner, and Donald J. Zeigler.
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100 Cities of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India

ISBN: 9781445406657

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 240

View: 9209

"This book will transport you to the greatest metropolises and the most beautiful cities around the globe--from Africa to Asia and "Down Under," and from Europe to North and South America. Experience fascinating insights into the canyon-like streets of modern super-cities, or take a stroll through picturesque lanes all across the continents. These cities have so much to tell--about the greatest events in world history, and also the local stories that constitute the life of a city, every single day."--Back cover.
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Great Cities of the World

Their government, Politics and Planning

Author: W.A. Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135672474

Category: Social Science

Page: 814

View: 963

The giant city of today is a unique phenomenon. Never before have such acute problems of government, the provision of essential services, planning, social life, and civilized living arisen from uncontrolled urbanization. In the West and in the East, in the more developed and in the less developed countries, in capitalist and communist states, the great metropolis represents a problem of the first importance which challenges the statesman, the official, the town planner, the political scientist, the sociologist and, above all, the intelligent citizen. The editor has here assembled an authoritative series of studies describing the growth, significance, government, politics adn planning of twenty-four great cities of the world. They show how these widely scattered cities faced essentially similar problems. Each study deals with the actual working of one city in the 1950s, how its elective adn executive bodies are organized, the kind of political forces which motivate their activities, the scope and character of the municipal services, how they are finiance. The cities dealt with include Bombay, Amsterdam, Moscow, Montreal, Stockholm, Rome, New York, London, Sydney and Tokyo. This book was first published in 1954.
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The Cities Book

A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World

Author: Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),Trent Holden,Anna Metcalfe

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1741798876

Category: Travel

Page: 422

View: 1268

Cities represent civilisation and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting-pots of diversity. More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and for travellers they hold an-endless fascination. Here we present the 200 most vibrant, diverse, hypnotic and chaotic cities in the world, ranked in order as voted for by people who know - Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and readers. The list is as diverse as the people that created it. Of course, there are the usual suspects: Paris, London, New York - but also the unfamiliar, the exotic, and the tiny: Abuja (Nigeria), Nuuk (Greenland), Saint-Denis (Réunion) and Ulaanbataar (Mongolia). Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings and in its human architecture. Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavour of each city through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and drink and to seek out after dark. It's a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.
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World Cities in a World-System

Author: Paul L. Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484701

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 737

Cities such as New York, Tokyo and London are the centres of transnational corporate headquarters, of international finance, transnational institutions, and telecommunications. They are the dominant loci in the contemporary world economy, and the influence of a relatively small number of cities within world affairs has been a feature of the shift from an international to a more global economy which took place during the 1970s and 1980s. This book brings together the leading researchers in the field to write seventeen original essays which cover both the theoretical and practical issues involved. They examine the nature of world cities, and their demands as special places in need of specific urban policies; the relationship between world cities within global networks of economic flows; and the relationship between world city research and world-systems analysis and other theoretical frameworks.
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Cities of the Middle East and North Africa

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Michael Dumper,Bruce E. Stanley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079198

Category: Reference

Page: 439

View: 8799

The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa—from their founding to the present—highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance. * Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa * 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States * Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts * 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo * 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location
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Cities of the Global South Reader

Author: Faranak Miraftab,Neema Kudva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636783

Category: Architecture

Page: 350

View: 1589

The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in the last three decades. Emphasizing the historical legacies of colonialism, the Reader recognizes the entanglement of conditions and concepts often understood in binary relations: first/third worlds, wealth/poverty, development/underdevelopment, and inclusion/exclusion. By asking: “whose city? whose development?” the Reader rigorously highlights the fractures along lines of class, race, gender, and other socially and spatially constructed hierarchies in global South cities. The Reader’s thematic structure, where editorial introductions accompany selected texts, examines the issues and concerns that urban dwellers, planners, and policy makers face in the contemporary world. These include the urban economy, housing, basic services, infrastructure, the role of non-state civil society-based actors, planned interventions and contestations, the role of diaspora capital, the looming problem of adapting to climate change, and the increasing spectre of violence in a post 9/11 transnational world. The Cities of the Global South Reader pulls together a diverse set of readings from scholars across the world, some of which have been written specially for the volume, to provide an essential resource for a broad interdisciplinary readership at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in urban geography, urban sociology, and urban planning as well as disciplines related to international and development studies. Editorial commentaries that introduce the central issues for each theme summarize the state of the field and outline an associated bibliography. They will be of particular value for lecturers, students, and researchers, making the Cities of the Global South Reader a key text for those interested in understanding contemporary urbanization processes.
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The World's Cities in 2016

Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9213620004

Category: Political Science

Page: 26

View: 6750

In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. Understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for efforts to forge a new framework of urban development during the Habitat III conference scheduled to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. This data booklet highlights current and future trajectories of populations in cities around the globe, drawing on population estimates and projections published in World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.
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Cities of the World

Author: Parragon

Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India

ISBN: 9781445456553

Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 6504

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Great Cities of the World

Author: Jasmina Trifoni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788854408074

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 80

View: 5973

Created by animal lovers, motoring connoisseurs, and assiduous travelers: 12 titles making up a series answering to the passions of all! Characterized by a small practical format, the volumes contain spectacular images and clear, accurate texts, written by specialists in the field, to allow enthusiasts to immerse themselves completely in their choice topic. colour throughout
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The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South

Author: Susan Parnell,Sophie Oldfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136678204

Category: Architecture

Page: 636

View: 7063

The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting, the imperative for multiple genealogies of knowledge production, as well as a diversity of empirical entry points to understand contemporary urban dynamics. The Handbook works towards a geographical realignment in urban studies, bringing into conversation a wide array of cities across the global south – the ‘ordinary’, ‘mega’, ‘global’ and ‘peripheral’. With interdisciplinary contributions from a range of leading international experts, it profiles an emergent and geographically diverse body of work. The contributions draw on conflicting and divergent debates to open up discussion on the meaning of the city in, or of, the global south; arguments that are fluid and increasingly contested geographically and conceptually. It reflects on critical urbanism, the macro- and micro-scale forces that shape cities, including ideological, demographic and technological shifts, and constantly changing global and regional economic dynamics. Working with southern reference points, the chapters present themes in urban politics, identity and environment in ways that (re)frame our thinking about cities. The Handbook engages the twenty-first-century city through a ‘southern urban’ lens to stimulate scholarly, professional and activist engagements with the city.
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Cities of the World

Author: Georg Braun,Stephan Fussel,Franz Hogenberg

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836526852

Category: Art

Page: 501

View: 6570

A magnificent reprint of maps that create a vivid sense of the life and character of cities in Renaissance Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America - Gives unusual details and selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary - First published approx. 1572-1617.
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Cities of the World

Author: Karen Ellicott

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787639129

Category: Science

Page: 2400

View: 8948

Some cities included are: Oran, Algeria Nassau, (The) Bahamas Brazzaville, Congo Caracas, Venezuela Santiago, Chile Cape Town, South Africa Paris, France And more Profiles are based on U.S. State Department Post Reports. Photos and maps help bring the cities alive. New to this 6th edition are more pictures and updated entries.
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Local and Global

The Management of Cities in the Information Age

Author: Jordi Borja,Mireia Belil,Manuel Castells,Chris Benner

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853834417

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 6067

The authors argue that cities will become more, not less, important, and will remain the focus of social organisation, political management and cultural expression, despite the impact of new information technologies.
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100 Most Beautiful Cities of the World

A Journey Across Five Continents

Author: Manfred Leier

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785818878

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 504

A spectacular collection of full-color photos and informative text about some of the most beautiful cities in the world. A trip to the medieval town centers of Europe to the bazaars of the Orient, and the skyscrapers of the modern western world.
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