This book, first published in 1982, addressed the need for a fresh and comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding area of urban geography. Drawing on examples from cities in a number of countries, including the U.S.A., David Clark outlines the contribution of geographers to the understanding of the city and urban society, and analyses the growth of the urban environment alongside planning and policy. A thorough and unique study, this title will be of particular value to undergraduate students, as well as laying the foundations for a more advanced study in urban geography and planning.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. The Field of Urban Geography 2. Defining Urban Places 3. The Growth of Towns and Cities 4. The Urbanisation of Society 5. Urban Location and the Urban System 6. The Internal Structure of the City 7. Urban Planning and Urban Policy; References; Index