Urban Geography

A Global Perspective

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134043090

Category: Architecture

Page: 736

View: 3770

Today, for the first time in the history of Humankind urban dwellers outnumber rural residents. Urban places, towns and cities, are of fundamental importance – for the distribution of population within countries; in the organization of economic production, distribution and exchange; in the structuring of social reproduction and cultural life; and in the allocation and exercise of power. Furthermore, in the course of the present century the number of urban dwellers and level of global urbanisation are destined to increase. Even those living beyond the administrative or functional boundaries of a town or city will have their lifestyle influenced to some degree by a nearby, or even distant, city. The analysis of towns and cities is a central element of all social sciences including geography, which offers a particular perspective on and insight into the urban condition. The principal goal of this third edition of the book remains that of providing instructors and students of the contemporary city with a comprehensive introduction to the expanding field of urban studies. The structure of the first two editions is maintained, with minor amendments. Each of the thirty chapters has been revised to incorporate recent developments in the field. All of the popular study aids are retained; the glossary has been expanded; and chapter references and notes updated to reflect the latest research. This third edition also provides new and expanded discussions of key themes and debates including detailed consideration of metacities, boomburgs, public space, urban sprawl, balanced communities, urban economic restructuring, poverty and financial exclusion, the right to the city, urban policy, reverse migration , and traffic and transport problems. The book is divided into six main parts. Part one outlines the field of urban geography and explains the importance of a global perspective. Part two explores the growth of cities from the earliest times to the present day and examines the urban geography of the major world regions. Part three considers the dynamics of urban structure and land use change in Western cities. Part four focuses on economy, society and politics in the Western city. In part five attention turns to the urban geography of the Third World, where many of the countries experiencing highest rates or urban growth are least well equipped to respond to the economic, social, political and environmental challenge. Finally part six affords a prospective on the future of cities and cities of the future. New to this edition are: further readings based on the latest research; updated data and statistics; an expanded glossary; new key concepts; additional study questions; and a listing of useful websites. The book provides a comprehensive interpretation of the urban geography of the contemporary world. Written in a clear and readable style, lavishly illustrated with more than eighty photographs, 180 figures, 100 tables and over 200 boxed studies and with a plethora of study aids Urban Geography: A Global Perspective represents the ultimate resource for students of urban geography.
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Urban Geography

A Critical Introduction

Author: Andrew E. G. Jonas,Eugene McCann,Mary Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111860878X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9105

Urban Geography a comprehensive introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary urban geography, including patterns and processes of urbanization, urban development, urban planning, and life experiences in modern cities. Reveals both the diversity of ordinary urban geographies and the networks, flows and relations which increasingly connect cities and urban spaces at the global scale Uses the city as a lens for proposing and developing critical concepts which show how wider social processes, relations, and power structures are changing Considers the experiences, lives, practices, struggles, and words of ordinary urban residents and marginalized social groups rather than exclusively those of urban elites Shows readers how to develop critical perspectives on dominant neoliberal representations of the city and explore the great diversity of urban worlds
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Urban Geography

Author: Tim Hall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415140846

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 180

View: 9836

valuable introduction to urban geography for all geography students.
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Key Concepts in Urban Geography

Author: Alan Latham,Derek McCormack,Kim McNamara,Donald McNeill

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1446243583

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7681

"This extraordinary collage of sophisticated essays on key terms in urban geography both provides a conventional basis to and recasts innovatively a burgeoning field in the discipline." - Roger Keil, co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research "The city is an obvious but confounding object of geographical analysis; urban structure and life are shaped by an astounding array of social, economic, and political dynamics. This volume embraces these complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity." - Professor Steven K. Herbert, University of Washington Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting-edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. A glossary, figures, diagrams and suggested further reading. This is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban geography and covers the expected staples of the subdiscipline from global cities and urban nature to transnational urbanism and virtuality.
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Urban Geography

An Introductory Analysis

Author: James H. Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483181545

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 4148

Urban Geography: An Introductory Analysis, Second Edition provides a concise and pertinent description of geography in the urban area. Analysis of such factors as town planning, climate, and soil chemistry is given. A section of the book enumerates the elements of urban growth. The historical backgrounds of the first cities are discussed. Some of these cities are found in ancient Greece, Italy, and Egypt. Descriptions of urban populations based on occupation are also covered in the book. The book also focuses on such topics as the locations, spacing, and size of urban settlements. A section of the book discusses the characteristics of capital cities like the city of London. Residential and manufacturing areas are explained and identified in the book. A comprehensive review of theories of urban structure is also given. A good list of reference materials regarding geographical writing is included at the end of the book. The text can provide valuable insight for students and researchers of geography and the general public.
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Urban Geography, 2nd Edition

Author: Tim Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134603223

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9448

This text introduces both 'traditional' and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This substantially revised edition of Urban Geography now features updates on recent urban policy initiatives and urban changes, including the influence of CCTV on the city and the impacts of Millennium projects. New sections contain: * an evaluation of the impact of place promotion * a discussion of new cultural geography and the city * a new chapter on sustainable urban development * boxed case studies * further reading suggestions * extensive illustrations.
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Urban Geography

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497007402

Category: Education

Page: 28

View: 4390

Facts101 is your complete guide to Urban Geography. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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New Perspectives in Urban Geography

Author: Sant Bahadur Singh

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788175330146

Category: Urban geography

Page: 168

View: 2223

Urban Geography has been consistently growing as a systematic branch of reographical knowing.Its scope and subject matter has been broadened,its analytical focus has been realigned and its analytical tools have been refined.The book focuses upon multifaceted themes with regard to status,growth and concepts in urban geography,urban settlement pattern of urbanization in developing countries.The uniqueness of the book lies in managing contributions from schools from developing as well as developed counties.The contributions included in this book are indicative of some of the new perspective which urban geography have been studing for quite sometime now.
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City and Society

An Outline for Urban Geography

Author: R.J. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113567471X

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 6052

This book was first published in 1980.
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Urban Geography

A Study of Site, Evolution, Patern and Classification in Villages, Towns and Cities

Author: Griffith Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113566904X

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 4435

This book is divided into three parts. The first deals with typical settelements in each of the seven continents, the early stages of settlements, land surveys and general phases of town evolution. The second part discusses changes in site and patter, from Neolithic to modern times. The third part specializes in topographic and functional controls in modern towns. Chapters on Planning, Regional Surveys and Classification of towns close the book. There are about 300 specially drawn plans and diagrams of towns - which should appeal to the sociologist and town planner as well as to every serious student of geography. This book was first published in 1949.
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Music and Urban Geography

Author: Adam Krims

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135879001

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 4065

Music and Urban Geography is the first book to theorize musical aspects of the tremendous changes that have overtaken major cities in the developed world over the past few decades. Drawing on musicology, music theory, urban geography, and historical materialism, Krims maps changes not only in how music represents cities, but also in how music sounds and is deployed socially in new urban contexts. Taking on venerable musicological debates from entirely new perspectives, Krims argues that the cultural-studies approach now predominant in cultural musicology fails to address contemporary realities of production and consumption; instead, the social effects of space and new patterns of urban production play a shaping role, in which music takes on new forms and functions, with representation playing a significant but not always decisive role. While music scholars increasingly concern themselves with place, Krims theorizes it together with the shaping role of space. Pushing urban geography into new cultural contexts Music and Urban Geography will offer those concerned with the social effects of space newtheoretical models. Ranging from Anonymous 4 to Alanis Morissette, from Curaçao to Seattle, Music and Urban Geography presents a truly wide-ranging, interdisciplinary, and theoretically ambitious view of both musical and urban change.
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An Introduction to Urban Geography

Author: John R. Short

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351684760

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2720

This book, first published in 1984, is an attempt to make students aware of the variety in the urban condition and to introduce them to some of the relationships operating between space and society. From the broad aim of seeking to show the relationship between urbanism and society flows a number of sub-themes, including the importance of cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts, re-distributional consequences and the role of government. This book will be of interest to first- and second-year students of urban studies and human geography.
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Urban Geography

With Special Reference to Patiala

Author: Balwinder Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Patiāla (India)

Page: 346

View: 1950

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The Urban Geography Reader

Author: Nicholas R. Fyfe,Judith T. Kenny

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415307015

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 9402

Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with those working in the fields of urban policy design, urban geographers have also played an important role in the analysis of the economic and social problems confronting cities. Capturing the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography, this reader presents a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures. Organized around seven themes, it addresses the changing economic, social, cultural, and technological conditions of contemporary urbanization and the range of personal and public responses. It reflects the academic importance of urban geography in terms of both its theoretical and empirical analysis as well as its applied policy relevance, and features extensive editorial input in the form of general, section and individual extract introductions. Bringing together in one volume 'classic' and contemporary pieces of urban geography, studies undertaken in the developed and developing worlds, and examples of theoretical and applied research, it provides in a convenient, student-friendly format, an unparalleled resource for those studying the complex geographies of urban areas.
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The Study of Urban Geography

Author: Harold Carter

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780713165890

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 7689

Since it was first published in 1972, The Study of Urban Geography has established itself as the most coherent and extensive account of its subject. The basis of the book remains the same: the presentation in logical form and order of the work published by urban geographers and others concerned with spatial aspects of urbanisation. In this edition, Harold Carter has substantially revised and updated the text and has also added six new chapters. The author has ensured that this new material reflects developments in the subject since the third edition was published in 1981. The book continues to provide an excellent springboard from which specialized studies can be launched and particular approaches pursued.
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Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

Paradigms and Personalities

Author: Brian J.L Berry,James Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134728654

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 8734

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Urban Geography in the Soviet Union and the United States

Author: Georgiĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lappo,Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Petrov,Nikolaĭ Vladimirovich Petrov,John S. Adams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847675685

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 4329

'This work provides a solid foundation for understanding the evolution of American cities and urban systems and a base around which to structure the theoretical generalizations and models of later generations.' -s SLAVIC REVIEW
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