Exploring the Urban Community : A GIS Approach

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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This contemporary, well-written treatment of urban geography covers all the important traditional topics such as urban spatial structure, central place theory, neighborhood change, and industrial locations analysis, and also expands upon these to include contemporary topics such as global cities, gender, activism, technology, postmodernism, trans-nationalism, sexuality, and environmental justice. It features strong integration of GIS technologies and emphasizes its importance as a skill in the professional field. Urban Geography and the Spatial Display of Urban Environments; The Dynamics of Cities; Defining the Metropolis; The Internal Structure of Cities; Systems of Cities; Neighborhoods; Migration and Residential Mobility; Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Poverty; Industrial Location; Urban Core and Edge City Contrasts; Environmental Problems; Urban and Regional Planning. A useful reference for urban planners and other professionals.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary and GIS Exercise.)
Urban Geography and the Spatial Display of Urban Environments
The Study of Urban Geography Urban Geography as a Discipline
Its Importance An International View to Urban
Geography Analyzing An Urban Issue: Sunbelt Growth
The Chicago School and its Link to Urban Geography
The LA School of Urban Studies Data and Spatial Analysis in Urban Geography
Alternative Approaches to Urban Geography
Geographic Information Systems Urban Analysis Using GIS
The Approach of the Book Summary
An Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis Principles GIS Exercise
Population Growth in the Sunbelt versus the Rustbelt
The Dynamics of Cities Introduction Economic
Change Demographic
Change Social
Change and Socioeconomic Polarization Megacity Profile of Chicago
Megacity Profile of Los Angeles
Megacity Profile of Mexico City
Analyzing an Urban Issue
Changes in Population Ranks
Among Areas of Chicago and Los Angeles
Summary GIS Exercise
Rank Mobility Index Applied to Chicago and Los Angeles
Defining the Metropolis Urban and City
Concepts and Process
Definitions of City, Urban Area and Metropolitan Area International Comparisons
City Size Distributions and Census Definitions
City as Municipality
City as a Built-Up Area
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