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Urban Geography

5th Edition

By Tim Hall, Heather Barrett

© 2018 – Routledge

384 pages | 51 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138101838
pub: 2017-11-10
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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.

Table of Contents

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List of tables


Section 1: contexts

1 An urban world

2 Changing approaches

3 Urban form and structure

Section 2: themes

4 City economies

5 Urban politics

6 Planning, regeneration and urban policy

7 Cities and culture

Section 3: issues

8 Architecture

9 Images of the city

10 Experiencing the city

11 Housing and residential segregation

12 Transport, mobility and the city

13 Urban Futures




About the Authors

Tim Hall is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Studies and Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Winchester, UK.

Heather Barrett is Deputy Head of the Institute of Science and the Environment and Principal Lecturer at the University of Worcester, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban