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Handbook of Urban Studies
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Handbook of Urban Studies


© 2001 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With half of the world's population residents in them, cities dominate how our economies are spatially structured and restructured, and how social life is experienced. Under conditions of accelerating globalization, cities are the principal intermediaries through which economic growth is sustained and have long been the primary loci through which political control is maintained. Taking a holistic viewpoint, the Handbook of Urban Studies provides a comprehensive appreciation of urban structure and change, and of the theories by which we understand the structure, development, and changing character of cities. Leading authors identify and analyze key issues, within the following sections: -Identifying the City -The City as Environment -The City as People -The City as Economy -The City as Organized Polity -Power and Policy Discourses in Postmodern Cities -Cities in Transition A comprehensive overview of the urban condition, this Handbook will appeal to a wide readership, from academics to researchers and policy-makers. As a theoretically and empirically informed account embracing the different disciplines contributing to urban studies, this book forms a unique and indispensable resource for professionals and researchers in urban studies, urban and town planning, social and cultural geography and public administration, as well as for all those concerned with the role of the city and urbanization in the disciplines of politics, sociology and economics.
Ronan Paddison
Studying Cities
 
PART ONE: IDENTIFYING THE CITY
William H Frey and Zachary Zimmer
Defining the City
Peter Saunders
Urban Ecology
Hana Wirth-Nesher
Impartial Maps
Reading and Writing Cities  
 
PART TWO: THE CITY AS ENVIRONMENT
J W R Whitehand
The Physical Form of Cities
A Historico-Geographical Approach  
Ray Forrest and Peter Williams
Housing in the Twentieth Century
Tom Hart
Transport and the City
Robert Camagni, Roberta Capello and Peter Nijkamp
Managing Sustainable Urban Environments
 
PART THREE: THE CITY AS PEOPLE
Tony Champion
Urbanization, Suburbanization, Counterurbanization and Reurbanization
Chris Hamnett
Social Segregation and Social Polarization
Joe T Darden
Race Relations in the City
Ronan Paddison
Communities in the City
Linda M McDowell
Women, Men, Cities
Paula D McClain
Urban Crime in the USA and Western Europe
A Comparison  
 
PART FOUR: THE CITY AS ECONOMY
J Vernon Henderson
Urban Scale Economies
Saskia Sassen
Cities in the Global Economy
W F Lever
The Post-Fordist City
Doug V Shaw
The Post-Industrial City
Donald McNeill and Aidan While
The New Urban Economies
Colin C Williams and Jan Windebank
The Growth of Urban Informal Economies
 
PART FIVE: THE CITY AS ORGANIZED POLITY
Michael Goldsmith
Urban Governance
Stephen J Bailey
Cities and Services
A Post-Welfarist Analysis  
Susanne MacGregor
Social Policy and the City
 
PART SIX: POWER AND POLICY DISCOURSES IN POSTMODERN CITIES
Louis Albrechts and William Denayer
Communicative Planning, Emancipatory Politics and Postmodernism
James Simmie
Planning, Power and Conflict
Mark Boyle and Robert J Rogerson
Power, Discourse and City Trajectories
 
PART SEVEN: CITIES IN TRANSITION
David W Smith
Cities in Pacific Asia
Grigoriy Kostinskiy
Post-Socialist Cities in Flux
Richard Stren and Mohamed Halfani
The Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa
From Dependency to Marginality  

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