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Working, Housing: Urbanizing

The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU

  • Released to accompany the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)

  • Covers some of the most important questions currently being debated by urban scholars

  • Written in an accessible, nontechnical style for the general reader

  • Refers to concrete urban situations in both rich and poor countries

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Global Understanding (BRIEFSGU)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 1-3Open Access
  3. Cities in Time and Space

    • Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 5-20Open Access
  4. Working

    • Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 21-37Open Access
  5. Housing

    • Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 39-53Open Access
  6. Urbanizing: The Future

    • Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 55-60Open Access
  7. Erratum to: Working, Housing: Urbanizing

    • Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages E1-E1Open Access

About this book

This book presents an incisive outline of the historical development and geography of cities.  It focuses on three themes that constitute essential foundations for any understanding of urban form and function. These are: (a) the shifting patterns of urbanization through historical time, (b) the role of cities as centers of production and work in a globalizing world, and (c) the diverse housing and shelter needs of urban populations.  The book also explores a number of critical urban problems and the political challenges that they pose. Empirical evidence from urban situations on all five continents is brought into play throughout the discussion. 

Keywords

  • Urbanization
  • Work
  • Housing
  • Globalization
  • Urban Problems
  • International Year of Global Understanding 2016
  • urban geography and urbanism

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of human geography, University College London, London, United Kingdom

    Jennifer Robinson

  • Department of Geography and the Department of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Allen J. Scott

  • Professor of human geography (emeritus), Northumbria Universities, Newcastle on Tyne, United Kingdom

    Peter J. Taylor

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)