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"The work addresses key topics in an accessible, informative, and balanced way and offers a gateway to further research."
"This one-volume reference work by Williams (Western New England Univ.), an addition to the Contemporary World Issues series, efficiently tackles a broad and complex topic in a compact format. . . . Valuable print and nonprint resources lists include books, book chapters, articles, and the websites that offer data, analysis, and perspectives on many aspects of urban growth, including smart growth, sprawl, and demographics. Summing Up: Recommended."
"This work succeeds in laying a foundation for understanding the problems of rapid urbanization and attempts by international and governmental agencies to control growth. Intended for audiences with little or no knowledge about the subject."