Urban Geography, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The Second Edition of Kaplan's Urban Geography text aims to uncover the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling the wide variety of urban challenges. This text offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, covering the field both as it has evolved and as it exists today and fully explores the origins and development of cities. Kaplan includes the most current research in urban studies, introduces elements of urban theory and methodology, and addresses the urban experience as a global one. Using crystal-clear language, the text presents key concepts in a straightforward structure that makes mastering the material easy for all students of Urban Geography.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Changing Field of Urban Geography
The Origins and Development of Cities
The Evolution of the American Urban System
Globalization and the Urban System
Telecommunications and the City
Urban Land Use: The CBD and the Growth of the Suburbs
Landscapes of Production
Foundations of Urban Social Landscapes
Urban Housing Markets: Sprawl, Blight, and Regeneration
Segregation, Race, and Urban Poverty
Immigration, Ethnicity, and Urbanism
Metropolitan Governance and Fragmentation
Planning the Better City
Cities in the Developed World
Cities in the Less Developed World
Regional Variations in Urban Structure and Form in the Less Developed World
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