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The Second Edition of Kaplan's Urban Geography text aims to uncover the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling the wide variety of urban challenges. This text offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, covering the field both as it has evolved and as it exists today and fully explores the origins and development of cities. Kaplan includes the most current research in urban studies, introduces elements of urban theory and methodology, and addresses the urban experience as a global one. Using crystal-clear language, the text presents key concepts in a straightforward structure that makes mastering the material easy for all students of Urban Geography.
Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Changing Field of Urban Geography.
Chapter 2. The Origins and Development of Cities.
Chapter 3. The Evolution of the American Urban System.
Chapter 4. Globalization and the Urban System.
Chapter 5. Telecommunications and the City.
Chapter 6. Urban Land Use: The CBD and the Growth of the Suburbs.
Chapter 7. Landscapes of Production.
Chapter 8. Foundations of Urban Social Landscapes.
Chapter 9. Urban Housing Markets: Sprawl, Blight, and Regeneration.
Chapter 10. Segregation, Race, and Urban Poverty.
Chapter 11. Immigration, Ethnicity, and Urbanism.
Chapter 12. Metropolitan Governance and Fragmentation.
Chapter 13. Planning the Better City.
Chapter 14. Cities in the Developed World.
Chapter 15. Cities in the Less Developed World.
Chapter 16. Regional Variations in Urban Structure and Form in the Less Developed World.