This book, first published in 1984, is an attempt to make students aware of the variety in the urban condition and to introduce them to some of the relationships operating between space and society. From the broad aim of seeking to show the relationship between urbanism and society flows a number of sub-themes, including the importance of cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts, re-distributional consequences and the role of government. This book will be of interest to first- and second-year students of urban studies and human geography.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part One: Setting the Scene; 1. Introduction 2. The Urban Transformation; Part Two: The Urban System; 3. Urban Systems and Economic Development 4. The Dynamics of Urban Systems 5. Managing the Urban System; Part Three: The Internal Structure of the City; 6. The City as Workplace 7. The City as Residence 8. Movement and Transport 9. The City as Investment 10. The City as Political Arena; Part Four: People and the Urban Environment; 11. Perception and Activity in the City 12. The City as Ecological Unit; Index