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Greene’s emphasis is on urban regeneration, edge cities, and land conversion processes on the urban-rural fringe, with expertise on Chicago, Los Angeles, and China’s urban system. He conducts applied GIS research with regional and local governments in the Chicago metropolitan area, and he developed a GIS system for evaluating the loss of prime farmland to urbanization for the American Farmland Trust.
Greene is co-editor of Chicago’s Geographies: Metropolis for the 21st Century, and is currently serving as the Book Review Editor for The Social Science Journal, and is on the editorial board of the Urban Geography Journal. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers, Arid Lands Studies Association, and the Western Social Science Association (WSSA).
James B. Pick holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.S.Ed. from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine. Pick is professor in the School of Business at University of Redlands. He is the author of 120 journal articles, book chapters, and refereed proceedings in the research areas of urban studies, population, renewable energy, management information systems, and geographic information systems. He is author or co-author of eleven books.
His awards include three Outstanding Faculty Research Awards from University of Redlands, Outstanding Alumni Award of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University, and Fulbright Senior Lecturer/Research Award in Mexico. He has been funded by the Ford Foundation, U.S. Small Business Administration, and other agencies, and serves on five journal editorial boards.
Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Defining the Metropolis
Chapter 3 The Internal Structure of Cities
Chapter 4 Systems of Cities
Chapter 5 Neighborhoods
Chapter 6 Migration and Residential Mobility
Chapter 7 Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Poverty
Chapter 8 Industrial Location and Cities
Chapter 9 Urban Core and Edge City Contrasts
Chapter 10 Environmental Problems
Chapter 11 Urban and Regional Planning