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Urban Geography: A Global Perspective / Edition 2
     

Urban Geography: A Global Perspective / Edition 2

by Michael Pacione
 

ISBN-10: 0415343054

ISBN-13: 9780415343053

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Urban Geography is an authoritative and stimulating introduction to the study of towns and cities. This book synthesises a wealth of material to provide a comprehensive introduction for students of urban geography, drawing on a rich blend of theoretical and empirical information, to advance their knowledge of the city.

An impressive overview of the urban

Overview

Urban Geography is an authoritative and stimulating introduction to the study of towns and cities. This book synthesises a wealth of material to provide a comprehensive introduction for students of urban geography, drawing on a rich blend of theoretical and empirical information, to advance their knowledge of the city.

An impressive overview of the urban process, from the origins of cities to the problems of contemporary urban regions in the developed and developing worlds. - Professor L S Bourne, University of Toronto, Canada

Urban Geography: A Global Perspective offers the most contemporary, comprehensive, and insightful presentation on urban geography, a compellingly readable, spectacularly exciting, and pleasingly sophisticated investigation of an extensive range of vital urban issues at the local and global scales. It is a must-read for any urban student and scholar the world over. - James O. Wheeler, The Merle Prunty, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Georgia

Michael Pacione's Urban Geography: A Global Perspective provides a comprehensive global view of urban geography that is chock full of information and lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs and illustrations. At the same time it is theoretically smart, rich in historical detail, and questioning about urban futures in a global world. It is the ideal text for undergraduate courses in urban geography and urban studies. - Professor Neil Smith, City University of New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415343053
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
740
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The study of Urban Geograhy 1: Urban geography: from global to local; 2: Concepts and theory in urban geography; Part Two: An Urbanising World 3: The origins and growth of cities; 4: The global context of urbanisation and urban change; 5: Regional perspectives on urbanisation and urban change; 6: National urban systems Part Three: Urban Structure and Land Use in the Western City 7: Land use in the city; 8: Urban planning and policy; 9: New towns; 10: Residential mobility and neighbourhood change; 11: Housing problems and housing policy; 12: Urban retailing; 13: Urban transportation Part Four: Living in the City - Economy, Society and Politics in the Western City 14: The economy of cities; 15: Poverty and deprivation in the Western city; 16: National and local responses to urban economic change; 17: Collective consumption and social justice in the city; 18: Residential differentiation and communities in the city; 19: Urban liveability; 20: Power, politics and urban governance Part Five: Urban Geography in the Third World 21: Third World urbanisation within a global urban system; 22: The internal structure of Third World cities; 23: Rural-urban migration in the Third World; 24: Urban economy and employment in the Third World; 25: Housing the Third World urban poor; 26: Environmental problems in Third World cities; 27: Health in the Third World city; 28: Traffic and transport in the Third World city; 29: Poverty, power and politics in the Third World city Part Six: Prospective - The Futre of the City: Cities of the Future 30: Thefuture of the city - cities of the future

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