Urban Geography

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-21
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Urban Geography offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, fully exploring the origins and development of cities. It focuses on uncovering the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling a wide variety of urban challenges. The text covers the Urban Geography field, both as it has evolved and as it exists today. Kaplan includes the most current research in urban studies, introducing elements of urban theory and methodology, and addresses the urban experience as a global one. Urban Geography presents key concepts in a straightforward structure, creating a user-friendly experience for all readers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Changing Field of Urban Geography.

Chapter 2. The Origins and Development of Cities.

Chapter 3. The Evolution of the American Urban System.

Chapter 4. Globalization and the Urban System.

Chapter 5. Telecommunications and the City.

Chapter 6. Urban Land Use: The CBD and the Growth of the Suburbs.

Chapter 7. Landscapes of Production.

Chapter 8. Foundations of Urban Social Landscapes.

Chapter 9. Urban Housing Markets: Sprawl, Blight, and Regeneration.

Chapter 10. Segregation, Race, and Urban Poverty.

Chapter 11. Immigration, Ethnicity, and Urbanism.

Chapter 12. Metropolitan Governance and Fragmentation.

Chapter 13. Planning the Better City.

Chapter 14. Cities in the Developed World.

Chapter 15. Cities in the Less Developed World.

Chapter 16. Regional Variations in Urban Structure and Form in the Less Developed World.

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