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Kaplan's Urban Geography uncovers the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling the wide variety of urban challenges. This text offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, covering the field both as it has evolved and as it exists today and fully explores the origins and development of cities. Kaplan includes the most current research in urban studies, introduces elements of urban theory and methodology, and addresses the urban experience as a global one.
Examines the spatial arrangements and distributions of activities in metropolitan areas, covering economic, social, and political landscapes.
A number of metropolitan systems are discussed at both U.S. and global scales.
Technology and Urban Geography boxes included in each chapter.
Includes maps, graphs, photographs and data that reflect current research.
Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Changing Field of Urban Geography
Chapter 2. The Origins and Development of Cities.
Chapter 3. The Evolution of the American Urban System
Chapter 4. Globalization and the Urban System
Chapter 5. Urban Land Use, the Central Business District, and the Growth of Suburbs
Chapter 6. Landscapes of Production
Chapter 7. Foundations of Urban Social Landscapes
Chapter 8. Urban Housing Markets: Sprawl, Blight, and Regeneration.
Chapter 9. Segregation, Race, and Urban Poverty
Chapter10. Immigration, Ethnicity, and Urbanism
Chapter 11. Metropolitan Governance and Fragmentation
Chapter 12. Planning the Better City
Chapter 13. Cities in the Developed World
Chapter 14. Cities in the Less Developed World
Chapter 15. Regional Variations in Urban Structure and Form in the Less Developed World