For introductory courses in Urban Geography, Urban Sociology, Urban Politics, and Urban Planning. This text examines the changing and developing geographies of U.S. cities and the interdependent processes that bring about urbanization throughout the nation.
Table of Contents
1. Urbanization and Urban Geography. 2. The Foundations of the American Urban System. 3. The Urban System in Transition. 4. The Foundations of Urban Form and Land Use. 5. Changing Metropolitan Form. 6. The City as Text: Architecture and Urban Design 7. The Urban Development Process. 8. The Residential Kaleidoscope. 9. How Neighborhoods Change. 10. Urbanization, Urban Life, and Urban Spaces. 11. Problems of Urbanization. 12. The Foundations of Urban Governance and Politics. 13. Metropolitan Restructuring and the Politics of Change. 14. Urban Policy and Planning. 15. Urban Futures. Notes. Index.