Urban Geography

Urban Geography

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An introduction to both the approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This work explores the roles played by global cities, governments and institutions in forming and changing urban landscapes. Placing the European and North American city within a changing set of global economic and urban systems, the book examines how systems impact on the lives and the geographies of cities. The rise of the "post-industrial" entrepreneurial city, resistance of local cultures and political formations, and recent problems, including homelessness and the edge-city phenomena, are explored. With the emergence of a new geography of world urbanization, this book examines the challenges of urban government at both central and local levels.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 380g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • facsimiles, map
  • 0415140846
  • 9780415140843

Table of contents

Section One: Perspectives 1.1 Changing Approaches in Urban Geography, 1.2 Urban Classification Section Two: The International Contexts of Urban Change 2.1 Cities in a Global Context 2.2 The European Urban System Section Three: Urban Crises and Responses 3.1 The Geographies of Urban Crisis 3.2 Central Government Responses to Urban Crisis 3.3 Local Authorities and Urban Crisis 3.4 The Landscapes of the 'Post-industrial' City 3.5 Urban Promotion and Selling the City 3.6 Conflicting Interests in the Post-Industrial City Section Four: 4.1 Emerging Urban Issues
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