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This extensively revised and updated 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:
- an 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, mobility and the city
- urban futures.
The fifth edition combines the topicality and accessibility of previous editions with extensive new material, including two new chapters on mobility and cities and urban futures, as well as a wealth of international case studies, extending its range of coverage across the field. This book features enhanced pedagogy including a range of new illustrations and tables, an abstract for each chapter, end of chapter essay questions and project activities, and annotated further reading from books, journals and websites. Written in an engaging, student-friendly style, this is an essential read for students and scholars of urban geography.