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Urban and Rural Change in West Germany

1st Edition

Edited by Trevor Wild


272 pages

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Originally published in 1983. Attention is focused in this book on the principal functional, spatial and morphological changes which had taken place within West Germany’s uniquely arranged mosaic of cities, towns and intervening rural areas during the postwar period. The topics covered here have been carefully selected as key foci of interest, and their thematic approach is supported by a large variety of detailed, local case studies. This title will be of interest to students of urban geography and urban studies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Glossary of German Words and Phrases; Preface; 1. Introduction: The Patterning of Cities and Rural Areas in West Germany Trevor Wild 2. Postwar Development and Planning of West German Cities Joe Hajdu 3. Residential Environments in West German Inner Cities Trevor Wild 4. Guestworkers and their Spatial Distribution Philip Jones 5. Trends in Consumer Behaviour and Retailing Gareth Shaw 6. Developments in Transport John North 7. The Residential Dimension to Rural Change Trevor Wild 8. Social Fallow and its Impact on the Rural Landscape Trevor Wild 9. Agricultural Change and its Impact in Rural Areas Günter Thieme 10. Conclusion Trevor Wild; Notes on Contributors; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Subject Categories

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