Urban Geography / Edition 4

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"This third edition of Urban Geography continues to examine the new geographical patterns that are forming within cities and the ways in which geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. Introducing both traditional and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography, this book examines the globalisation of the urbanisation process and explores ways in which governments and institutions have responded to the resulting challenges." This extensively revised new edition, styled in a student-friendly chapter format, includes a new chapter on urban regeneration and comprehensively updated case studies, all illustrated by numerous figures, photos and tables. This is a valuable introduction to urban geography for all geography students.
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"Lively and engaging, Urban Geography succeeds in summarising recent trends in the discipline whilst showing the continuing relevance of classic urban theories. The breadth of material covered in this fourth edition is remarkable, covering the gamut of urban cultural, social, economic and political processes. New sections on residential segregation and urban transportation shed light on some of the most pressing urban problems of our time – congestion, homelessness, slum housing – while other chapters have been updated to incorporate new examples and case studies. Urban Geography is surely the most readable and comprehensive introduction to the field currently available." Phil Hubbard, Professor of Urban Studies, University of Kent, UK.

"A truly student-centered text, the fourth edition provides a wealth of material, a critical gaze, a well-illustrated text, detailed references, interesting case studies, annotated bibliographies, and an accessible style. It is the ideal urban geography text: interesting, lively, engaged, dealing with critical issues and stimulating critical thinking. The most accessible, concise and engaging urban geography textbook on the market." John Rennie Short, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415492324
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Series: Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,029,164
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Hall is an Urban Cultural Geographer based at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Heather Barrett is an Urban Geographer based at the University of Worcester, UK.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Contexts 1. An Urban World 2. Changing Approaches 3. Urban Form and Structure Section 2: Themes 4. City Economies 5. Urban Politics 6. Planning, Regeneration and Urban Policy 7. Cities and Culture Section 3: Issues 8. Architecture 9. Images of the City 10. Experiencing the City 11. Housing and Residential Segregation 12. Transport and Mobility in Cities 13. Sustainability and the City

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