Urban Geography

A Study of Site, Evolution, Patern and Classification in Villages, Towns and Cities

Edited by Griffith Taylor

© 2006 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

This book is divided into three parts. The first deals with typical settelements in each of the seven continents, the early stages of settlements, land surveys and general phases of town evolution. The second part discusses changes in site and patter, from Neolithic to modern times. The third part specializes in topographic and functional controls in modern towns. Chapters on Planning, Regional Surveys and Classification of towns close the book. There are about 300 specially drawn plans and diagrams of towns - which should appeal to the sociologist and town planner as well as to every serious student of geography.

This book was first published in 1949.

Table of Contents

Part I: General Features

1. Introduction

2. Seven towns in seven continents, effect of latitude

3. Characteristics of the beginnings of settlements

4. Townships, land survey and effect of town plans

5. The evolution of a large city - Toronto

Part II: Historical

6. Primitive and Asiatic towns

7. Greek towns

8. Roman towns

9. Early medieval towns

10. The transition from medieval to modern - Baroque

11. The modern city: London and New York

Part III: Topographic and Other Controls

12. Geological control

13. Towns sited on rivers: fall towns

14. Seaports and lake ports

15. Mountain towns: The Brenner corridor

16. Mining towns

17. Religious centres and resort towns

18. Planned cities: Canberra

19. Regional suveys: New York State survey

20. Classification and conclusions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOC023000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference