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.

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.

AS/A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Food and Famine


Author: Michael Witherick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444192558
Category: Science
Page: 128
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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.

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.

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.

Cities of the World

World Regional Urban Development
Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Maureen Hays-Mitchell,Donald J. Zeigler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442212845
Category: Science
Page: 632
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Remarkably, more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas. This fully updated and revised fifth edition of the classic text offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape, and, by extension, the world's politics, cultures, and economies. Providing a sweeping overview of world urban geography, a group of noted experts explores the eleven major global regions. Each author presents the region's urban history, economy, culture, and society, as well as urban spatial models and problems and prospects. Environmental, human security, globalization, and cyberspace topics are fully developed as well. Vignettes of seventy-eight key cities give the reader a vivid understanding of daily life and the "spirit of place." An introductory chapter presents an overview of key terms and concepts, and a concluding chapter projects the world's urban future. Liberally illustrated with a new selection of photographs, maps, and diagrams, the text also includes a rich array of textboxes to highlight key topics ranging from gender and the city to Islamic fashion and global warming. Bibliographic sources, websites, and an appendix of UN data provide additional resources for helping students understand more about the urban world. Clearly written and timely, Cities of the World will be invaluable for those teaching introductory or advanced classes on global cities, regional geography, and urban studies. Contributions by: Amal K. Ali, Lisa Benton-Short, Alana Boland, Tim Brothers, Stanley D. Brunn, Kam Wing Chan, Ipsita Chatterjee, Megan Dixon, Robyn Dowling, Ashok K. Dutt, Irma Escamilla, Rina Ghose, Brian J. Godfrey, Mark Graham, Angela Gray-Subulwa, Jessica K. Graybill, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, Corey Johnson, Nathaniel M. Lewis, Linda McCarthy, Pauline McGuirk, Garth A. Myers, Arnisson Andre Ortega, Francis Owusu, George M. Pomeroy, Joseph L. Scarpaci, Dona J. Stewart, James A. Tyner, and Donald J. Zeigler.

Urbanization in the Americas from its Beginning to the Present


Author: Richard P. Schaedel,Jorge E. Hardoy,Nora Scott-Kinzer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110808013
Category: History
Page: 688
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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

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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Asia, case studies in the social sciences

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Cultural Studies

Theory and Practice
Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761941569
Category: Social Science
Page: 484
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"Cultural Studies maps the field, and guides the reader through all the core topics included on Cultural Studies courses, including: the key concepts in cultural studies; the key figures and schools of thought; the essential methodologies; the historical roots of the subject; the turns toward ideology, language, gender, race and identity; the challenges posed by postmodernism and postcolonialism."--Publisher.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia


Author: Meredith L. Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629582
Category: Political Science
Page: 458
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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia offers a broad, analytical survey of Malaysia. It provides a comprehensive survey of significant topics in Malaysian politics, economy, and society today, focussing on issues, institutions, and trends. It is divided into four thematic sections, which are all introduced by the editor: • Domestic politics • Economics • Social policy and social development • International relations and security. The volume brings together an international team of experts: an interdisciplinary mix of forty contributors from Malaysia and elsewhere, including many of the leading specialists on Malaysian affairs. The chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating window onto contemporary Malaysia. They each introduce a different aspect of the Malaysian polity, economy, or society, offering both historical perspective and a current assessment or investigation. Designed for general readers and specialists alike, chapters may be read individually -- each stands on its own -- or conjointly. Up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, and others in search of reliable information on Malaysian politics, economics, and society.

Arabic in the City

Issues in Dialect Contact and Language Variation
Author: Catherine Miller,Enam Al-Wer,Dominique Caubet,Janet C.E. Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135978751
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 368
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Filling a gap in the literature currently available on the topic, this edited collection is the first examination of the interplay between urbanization, language variation and language change in fifteen major Arab cities. The Arab world presents very different types and degrees of urbanization, from well established old capital-cities such as Cairo to new emerging capital-cities such as Amman or Nouakchott, these in turn embedded in different types of national construction. It is these urban settings which raise questions concerning the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the processes of standardization due to the coexistence of competing linguistic models. Topics investigated include: History of settlement The linguistic impact of migration The emergence of new urban vernaculars Dialect convergence and divergence Code-switching, youth language and new urban culture Arabic in the Diaspora Arabic among non-Arab groups. Containing a broad selection of case studies from across the Arab world and featuring contributions from leading urban sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this book presents a fresh approach to our understanding of the interaction between language, society and space. As such, the book will appeal to the linguist as well as to the social scientist in general.

Journal of contemporary ethnography


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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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.

Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage

Global Norms and Urban Forms in the Age of Tourism
Author: Nezar AlSayyad,Professor and Chair Center for Middle Eastern Studies Nezar Alsayyad
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415239417
Category: Architecture
Page: 310
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This book reintroduces the idea of the city as a territorial concept. The use of the built environment as a lens will place globalization debates in the specific context of national, regional and local expression.