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Handbook of Global Urban Health

Handbook of Global Urban Health

1st Edition

Igor Vojnovic, Amber L. Pearson, Gershim Asiki, Geoff DeVerteuil, Adriana Allen
May 20, 2019

Through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, and with an emphasis on exploring patterns as well as distinct and unique conditions across the globe, this collection examines advanced and cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the health of urban...

Growth, Decline, and Regeneration in Large Cities: A Case Study Approach

Growth, Decline, and Regeneration in Large Cities: A Case Study Approach

1st Edition

Steven G. Koven, Andrea C. Koven
March 07, 2018

Growth, Decline, and Regeneration in Large Cities sheds light on why some cities prosper, others implode, and still others are able to reverse their downward trajectories. The book focuses on four major case studies of American metropolitan areas: Detroit, Boston, Minneapolis, and Austin....

Housing America: Issues and Debates

Housing America: Issues and Debates

1st Edition

Emily Tumpson Molina
March 03, 2017

In an effort to explain why housing remains among the United States’ most enduring social problems, Housing America explores five of the U.S.’s most fundamental, recurrent issues in housing its population: affordability of housing, homelessness, segregation and discrimination in the housing market,...

Experiencing Cities

Experiencing Cities

3rd Edition

Mark Hutter
December 16, 2015

This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter’s academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures...

Race, Space, and Exclusion: Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America

Race, Space, and Exclusion: Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America

1st Edition

Robert Adelman, Christopher Mele
December 06, 2014

This collection of original essays takes a new look at race in urban spaces by highlighting the intersection of the physical separation of minority groups and the social processes of their marginalization. Race, Space, and Exclusion provides a dynamic and productive dialogue among scholars of...

Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

1st Edition

Richard E. Ocejo
August 20, 2012

The only collection of its kind on the market, this reader gathers the work of some of the most esteemed urban ethnographers in sociology and anthropology. Broken down into sections that cover key aspects of ethnographic research, Ethnography and the City will expose readers to important works in...

The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives

1st Edition

A.J. Jacobs
August 09, 2012

The World’s Cities offers instructors and students in higher education an accessible introduction to the three major perspectives influencing city-regions worldwide: City-Regions in a World System; Nested City-Regions; and The City-Region as the Engine of Economic Activity/Growth. The book provides...

The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis

The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis

1st Edition

Zachary P. Neal
August 07, 2012

The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three...

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy

1st Edition

Costas Spirou
November 18, 2010

Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for...

The Power of Urban Ethnic Places: Cultural Heritage and Community Life

The Power of Urban Ethnic Places: Cultural Heritage and Community Life

1st Edition

Jan Lin
September 28, 2010

The Power of Ethnic Places discusses the growing visibility of ethnic heritage places in U.S. society. The book examines a spectrum of case studies of Chinese, Latino and African American communities in the U.S., disagreeing with any perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage places...

The Gentrification Debates: A Reader

The Gentrification Debates: A Reader

1st Edition

Japonica Brown-Saracino
March 09, 2010

Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification....

Common Ground?: Readings and Reflections on Public Space

Common Ground?: Readings and Reflections on Public Space

1st Edition

Anthony M. Orum, Zachary P. Neal
August 06, 2009

Public spaces have long been the focus of urban social activity, but investigations of how public space works often adopt only one of several possible perspectives, which restricts the questions that can be asked and the answers that can be considered. In this volume, Anthony Orum and Zachary Neal...

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