Urban Geography: A Global Perspective

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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.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415343060
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 740
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Pacione is Professor and Chair of Geography at the University of Strathclyde. He has held academic positions in Queens University Belfast, the University of Guelph, Ontario and the University of Vienna. Professor Pacione has published nineteen books, as well as numerous research papers in an international range of academic and professional journals. His most recent books include: Glasgow: The Socio-Spatial Development of the City (1995); Britain's Cities: Geographies of Division in Urban Britain (1997); and Applied Geography: Principles and Practice (1999).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Urban geography : from global to local 3
Ch. 2 Concepts and theory in urban geography 20
Ch. 3 The origins and growth of cities 39
Ch. 4 The global context of urbanisation and urban change 71
Ch. 5 Regional perspectives on urbanisation and urban change 96
Ch. 6 National urban systems 122
Ch. 7 Land use in the city 139
Ch. 8 Urban planning and policy 166
Ch. 9 New towns 190
Ch. 10 Residential mobility and neighbourhood change 203
Ch. 11 Housing problems and housing policy 220
Ch. 12 Urban retailing 241
Ch. 13 Urban transportation 264
Ch. 14 The economy of cities 285
Ch. 15 Poverty and deprivation in the Western city 308
Ch. 16 National and local responses to urban economic change 330
Ch. 17 Collective consumption and social justice in the city 352
Ch. 18 Residential differentiation and communities in the city 368
Ch. 19 Urban liveability 398
Ch. 20 Power, politics and urban governance 420
Ch. 21 Third World urbanisation within a global urban system 451
Ch. 22 The internal structure of Third World cities 468
Ch. 23 Rural-urban migration in the Third World 485
Ch. 24 Urban economy and employment in the Third World 501
Ch. 25 Housing the Third World urban poor 516
Ch. 26 Environmental problems in Third World cities 546
Ch. 27 Health in the Third World city 562
Ch. 28 Traffic and transport in the Third World city 577
Ch. 29 Poverty, power and politics in the Third World city 587
Ch. 30 The future of the city - cities of the future 605
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