A complete introduction to the history, evolution, and future of the modern city, this book covers a wide range of theory, including the significance of space and place, to provide a balanced account of why cities are an essential part of the global human experience. * Covers a wide range of theoretical approaches to the city, from the historical to the cutting edge* Emphasizes the important themes of space and place* Offers a balanced account of cities and offers extensive coverage including urban inequality, environment and sustainability, and methods for studying the city * Takes a global approach, with examples from Berlin and Chicago to Shanghai and Mumbai* Includes a range of pedagogical features such as a substantial glossary of key terms, critical thinking questions, suggestions for further reading and a range of innovative textboxes which follow the themes of Exploring Further, Studying the City and Making the City Better * Extensively illustrated with maps, charts, tables, and over 80 photographs* Accompanied by a comprehensive website (www.wiley.com/go/cities) featuring further examples and case studies, discussion and essay questions, chapter outlines and links to useful online resources and films and documentaries
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 246 x 190 x 18 mm
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