Cities and Urbanisation


Author: Mike Witherick
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781844892204
Category: Education
Page: 111
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Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

The Global Cities Reader


Author: Neil Brenner,Roger Keil
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415323444
Category: Architecture
Page: 436
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Since the mid-1990s, research on global cities has exploded throughout the social sciences. It has now become one of the most exciting, if controversial, approaches to the study of urban life today.

Asia, Case Studies in the Social Sciences

A Guide for Teaching
Author: Myron L. Cohen
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563241574
Category: Education
Page: 626
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Includes information for teaching units on topics in the social sciences in various Asian cultures.

AS/A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Food and Famine


Author: Michael Witherick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444192558
Category: Science
Page: 128
View: 1988
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Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

Urbanisation in the Third World


Author: Rob Potter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: City planning
Page: 48
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Looks at the urban explosion in the Third World, the problems assoicated with many Third World cities and discusses the link between urbanization and development. Includes case studies on urban planning in Nigeria and Cuba. Suggested level: secondary.

Cities People Planet

Urban Development and Climate Change
Author: Herbert Girardet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780470772706
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Herbert Girardet looks at how ecologically-sound architecture and urban design can favourably impact the life of the planet. With leading-edge ideas and examples of architectural and urban design from around the world, the book details how cities of today are tackling regeneration and sustainability development.

Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa


Author: Jonathan Crush,Jane Battersby
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319435671
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
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This book investigates food security and the implications of hyper-urbanisation and rapid growth of urban populations in Africa. By means of a series of case studies involving African cities of various sizes, it argues that, while the concept of food security holds value, it needs to be reconfigured to fit the everyday realities and distinctive trajectory of urbanisation in the region. The book goes on to discuss the urban context, where food insecurity is more a problem of access and changing consumption patterns than of insufficient food production. In closing, it approaches food insecurity in Africa as an increasingly urban problem that requires different responses from those applied to rural populations.

Cities and Development


Author: Jo Beall,Sean Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134166702
Category: Science
Page: 268
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By 2030 more than sixty percent of the world's population will live in urban areas, with most of the world’s population growth over the next twenty-five years being absorbed by cities and towns in low and middle income countries. What are the consequences of this shift? Demographic pressure already strains the capacity of local and national governments to manage urban change. Today, nearly one billion people live in slums, and in the absence of significant intervention that number is set to double in the next two decades. Will our future be dominated by mega-cities of poverty and despair, or can urbanization be harnessed to advance human and economic development? Cities and Development provides a critical exploration of the dynamic relationship between urbanism and development. Highlighting both the challenges and opportunities associated with rapid urban change, the book surveys: the historical relationship between urbanization and development the role cities play in fostering economic growth in a globalizing world the unique characteristics of urban poverty and the poor record of interventions designed to tackle it the complexities of managing urban environments; issues of urban crime, violence, war and terrorism in contemporary cities the importance of urban planning, governance and politics in shaping city futures. This book brings into conversation debates from urban and development studies and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of current policy and planning responses to the contemporary urban challenge. It includes research orientated supplements in the form of summaries, boxed case studies, development questions and further reading. The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in urban, international and development studies, as well as policy-makers and planners concerned with equitable and sustainable urban development.

Urban Geography


Author: Tim Hall,Heather Barrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317313534
Category: Science
Page: 384
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This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. This edition builds on the success of the comprehensively revised fourth edition and provides revised chapters on transport/mobility and urban futures, with additional updating of readings and some case studies. The book synthesises a wide range of literature on each subject and presents the material in a lively engaging way, supported by an expanded range of student friendly features, including exercises and suggestions for further study.

Cities in the 21st Century


Author: Oriol Nel-lo,Renata Mele
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317312430
Category: Architecture
Page: 310
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Cities in the 21st Century provides an overview of contemporary urban development. Written by more than thirty major academic specialists from different countries, it provides information on and analysis of the global network of cities, changes in urban form, environmental problems, the role of technologies and knowledge, socioeconomic developments, and finally, the challenge of urban governance. In the mid-20th century, architect and planner Josep Lluís Sert wondered if cities could survive; in the early 21st century, we see that cities have not only survived but have grown as never before. Cities today are engines of production and trade, forges of scientific and technological innovation, and crucibles of social change. Urbanization is a major driver of change in contemporary societies; it is a process that involves acute social inequalities and serious environmental problems, but also offers opportunities to move towards a future of greater prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. With case studies on thirty cities in five continents and a selection of infographics illustrating these dynamic cities, this edited volume is an essential resource for planners and students of urbanization and urban change.

Globalization and Urbanization

The Global Urban Ecosystem
Author: James H. Spencer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442214767
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
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This innovative book sees contemporary urban settlement as the new human ecosystems defining people’s lives across the planet. Just as so-called natural ecosystems have defined our view of the symbiosis between humans and their environments, James H. Spencer argues that it is an urban ecosystem found across the planet that defines the twenty-first century. Using the globally diverse cases of Ho Chi Minh City, Addis Ababa, Honolulu, and New York, the book draws out the commonalities in how our intertwined built and social environments express a shared humanity across continents and cultures.

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities

A Global Assessment
Author: Thomas Elmqvist,Michail Fragkias,Julie Goodness,Burak Güneralp,Peter J. Marcotullio,Robert I. McDonald,Susan Parnell,Maria Schewenius,Marte Sendstad,Karen C. Seto,Cathy Wilkinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940077088X
Category: Science
Page: 755
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Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on, and have impacts on, the biosphere at different scales from local to global. The book is a global assessment and delivers four main conclusions: Urban areas are expanding faster than urban populations. Half the increase in urban land across the world over the next 20 years will occur in Asia, with the most extensive change expected to take place in India and China Urban areas modify their local and regional climate through the urban heat island effect and by altering precipitation patterns, which together will have significant impacts on net primary production, ecosystem health, and biodiversity Urban expansion will heavily draw on natural resources, including water, on a global scale, and will often consume prime agricultural land, with knock-on effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services elsewhere Future urban expansion will often occur in areas where the capacity for formal governance is restricted, which will constrain the protection of biodiversity and management of ecosystem services

Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation
Author: Robert Potter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113686203X
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities are migrants from rural areas and have very definite ideas about what the function of the city should be and what it ought to offer; and it goes on to argue that therefore a planning process which involves more public participation would better serve local needs and would do much more to solve problems than the contemporary approach.

The Creative Capital of Cities

Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation
Author: Stefan Krätke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444342258
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This book challenges the new urban growth concepts of the creative class and creative industries from a critical urban theory perspective. Critiques Richard Florida's popular books about cities and the creative class Presents an alternative approach based on analyses of empirical research data concerning the German urban system and the case study regions, Hanover and Berlin Underscores that the culture industry takes a leading role in conforming with neoliberal conceptions of labor markets

Reshaping City Governance

London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
Author: Nirmala Rao
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317581539
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
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India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be constrained by gathering urban crisis. This book addresses some key issues of governance and management for India’s principal urban areas of Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. As three of the greatest Indian cities, they have evolved in recent decades into large metropolitan regions with complex, overlapping and often haphazard governance arrangements. All three cities exemplify the challenges of urbanisation and serve here as case studies to explore the five dimensions of urban governance in terms of devolution, planning, structures of delivery, urban leadership and civic participation. London, with its recent establishment of a directly elected Mayor, provides a reference point for this analysis, and signifies the extent to which urban leadership has moved to the top of the urban governance agenda. In arguing the case for reform of metropolitan governance, the book demonstrates that it would be too simplistic to imagine that London’s institutional structure can be readily transposed on to the very different political and cultural fabric of India’s urban life. Confronting India’s urban crisis with a comparative analysis that identifies the limits of policy transfer, the book will be particularly valuable to students and scholars of Politics, Governance, and Urban studies.

Case Studies in Migration and Urbanization in Nigeria

Perspectives in Policy Issues : Proceeding's [sic] of the Policy Seminar in Migration, Urbanization and Living Condition in Nigerian Citites Held at the University of Benin on March 5-6, 1984
Author: Pius O. Sada,Animam B. Osirike
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Urbanization
Page: 195
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Urbanization in contemporary Latin America

critical approaches to the analysis of urban issues
Author: Alan Gilbert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
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Cities and Nature


Author: Lisa Benton-Short,John Rennie Short
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136244948
Category: Architecture
Page: 544
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Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination of theory and critical themes. Greater discussion is given to urbanization trends and megacities; the post-industrial city and global economic changes; developing cities and slums; urban political ecology; the role of the city in climate change; and sustainability. The book explores the historical relationship between cities and nature, contemporary challenges to this relationship, and attempts taken to create more sustainable cities. The historical context situates urban development and its impact on the environment, and in turn the environmental impact on people in cities. This provides a foundation from which to understand contemporary issues, such as urban political ecology, hazards and disasters, water quality and supply, air pollution and climate change. The book then considers sustainability and how it has been informed by different theoretical approaches. Issues of environmental justice and the role of gender and race are explored. The final chapter examines the ways in which cities are practicing sustainability, from light "greening" efforts such as planting trees, to more comprehensive sustainability plans that integrate the multiple dimensions of sustainability. The text contains case studies from around the globe, with many drawn from cities in the developing world, as well as reviews of recent research, updated and expanded further reading to highlight relevant films, websites and journal articles. This book is an asset to students and researchers in geography, environmental studies, urban studies and planning and sustainability.

The Politics of Civic Space in Asia

Building Urban Communities
Author: Amrita Daniere,Mike Douglass,Professor and Chair Department of Urban and Regional Planning Mike Douglass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134040229
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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This book explores how and why civic spaces are used by different communities in Asia and what role urban governance and public participation play in the support or demise of communities. Using case studies of contemporary city life throughout, the contributors provide insights into the importance and value of civic space, arguing that civic spaces provide not only the physical sites for civil society to function autonomously; but also provide a sense of place in the form of identity, meaning, memory, history and linkages with the wider world. Each chapter focuses on the production of and access to civic spaces in a particular Asian city, as well as examples of successes and failures that can inform urban policy regarding inclusive, tolerant and socially vibrant city life through focused attention on the provision and continuity of civic space. This book is designed to provide information to policymakers, researchers and students of the developing world regarding the importance and value of civic space in terms of creating and supporting urban communities. As such, The Politics of Civic Space in Asia will be an invaluable resource for those interested in urban planning, urban design, public policy and political science, as well as Asian studies more generally.

Third World Cities in Global Perspective

The Political Economy of Uneven Urbanization
Author: David Alden Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 202
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In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links what happens on the ground in the neighborhoods where people live to the larger political and economic forces at work, putting these connections in a historical framework and using a case study approach.The societies of the world's underdeveloped countries are now undergoing an urban revolution that is drastically altering the fabric of their predominantly rural agrarian societies. Smith takes the emerging political economy perspective on urbanization, with its focus on global inequality and dependency, as the context for city growth in the Third World.This perspective allows Smith to critique the conventional ecological view of the city, not by rejecting traditional analyses out of hand, but by reformulating the crucial questions. The conventional ecological perspective assumes an equilibrium model, where very rapid city growth and the various types of urban imbalances are transitional phases on the path to modernity; in contrast, the comparative political economy approach conceptualizes uneven development and inequality as an inevitable result of the expansion of the capitalist world-system.