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The Metropolis and Modern Life

About the Series

This series brings original perspectives on key topics in urban research to today's students in a series of short accessible texts, guided readers, and practical handbooks. Each volume examines how long-standing urban phenomena continue to be relevant in an increasingly urban and global world, and in doing so, connects the best new scholarship with the wider concerns of students seeking to understand life in the twenty-first century metropolis.

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Public Space/Contested Space Imagination and Occupation

Public Space/Contested Space: Imagination and Occupation

1st Edition

Edited By Kevin Murphy, Sally O'Driscoll
February 16, 2021

It is not possible to be alive today in the United States without feeling the influence of the political climate on the spaces where people live, work, and form communities. Public Space/Contested Space illustrates the ways in which creative interventions in public space have constituted a ...

Experiencing Cities

Experiencing Cities

4th Edition

By Mark Hutter
October 22, 2020

The fourth edition of Mark Hutter’s Experiencing Cities examines cities and larger metropolitan areas within a truly global framework, lending readers much to understand and appreciate about the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people residing in ...

Urban Empires Cities as Global Rulers in the New Urban World

Urban Empires: Cities as Global Rulers in the New Urban World

1st Edition

Edited By Edward Glaeser, Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp
September 24, 2020

We live in the ‘urban century’. Cities all over the world – in both developing and developed countries – display complex evolutionary patterns. Urban Empires charts the backgrounds, mechanisms, drivers, and consequences of these radical changes in our contemporary systems from a global perspective ...

Handbook of Global Urban Health

Handbook of Global Urban Health

1st Edition

Edited By Igor Vojnovic, Amber Pearson, Gershim Asiki, Geoff DeVerteuil, Adriana Allen
May 20, 2019

Through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, and with an emphasis on exploring patterns as well as distinct and unique conditions across the globe, this collection examines advanced and cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the health of urban ...

Growth, Decline, and Regeneration in Large Cities A Case Study Approach

Growth, Decline, and Regeneration in Large Cities: A Case Study Approach

1st Edition

By Steven G. Koven, Andrea C. Koven
March 07, 2018

Growth, Decline, and Regeneration in Large Cities sheds light on why some cities prosper, others implode, and still others are able to reverse their downward trajectories. The book focuses on four major case studies of American metropolitan areas: Detroit, Boston, Minneapolis, and Austin....

Housing America Issues and Debates

Housing America: Issues and Debates

1st Edition

By Emily Tumpson Molina
March 03, 2017

In an effort to explain why housing remains among the United States’ most enduring social problems, Housing America explores five of the U.S.’s most fundamental, recurrent issues in housing its population: affordability of housing, homelessness, segregation and discrimination in the housing market,...

Race, Space, and Exclusion Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America

Race, Space, and Exclusion: Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Adelman, Christopher Mele
December 06, 2014

This collection of original essays takes a new look at race in urban spaces by highlighting the intersection of the physical separation of minority groups and the social processes of their marginalization. Race, Space, and Exclusion provides a dynamic and productive dialogue among scholars of ...

The Gentrification Debates A Reader

The Gentrification Debates: A Reader

1st Edition

By Japonica Brown-Saracino
March 09, 2010

Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification....

Ethnography and the City Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

1st Edition

Edited By Richard E. Ocejo
August 20, 2012

The only collection of its kind on the market, this reader gathers the work of some of the most esteemed urban ethnographers in sociology and anthropology. Broken down into sections that cover key aspects of ethnographic research, Ethnography and the City will expose readers to important works in ...

The World's Cities Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By A.J. Jacobs
August 09, 2012

The World’s Cities offers instructors and students in higher education an accessible introduction to the three major perspectives influencing city-regions worldwide: City-Regions in a World System; Nested City-Regions; and The City-Region as the Engine of Economic Activity/Growth. The book provides...

The Connected City How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis

The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis

1st Edition

By Zachary P. Neal
August 07, 2012

The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three ...

Urban Tourism and Urban Change Cities in a Global Economy

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy

1st Edition

By Costas Spirou
November 18, 2010

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for ...

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