By Stanley D. Brunn,Maureen Hays-Mitchell,Donald J. Zeigler,Jessica K. Graybill

This absolutely up-to-date and revised 6th version deals readers a finished set of instruments for figuring out the city panorama and, by means of extension, the world’s politics, cultures, and economies. delivering a sweeping evaluate of global city geography, famous specialists discover the 11 significant international areas. each one neighborhood bankruptcy considers city heritage, financial system, tradition, and atmosphere, in addition to city spatial versions and difficulties and clients.

This variation focuses particularly on city environmental matters, social and monetary injustice, safety and clash, the heritage of city cost, city versions, and everyday life. construction on 2015 because the yr of Water, the ebook introduces city water issues as a standard undercurrent operating via all chapters. The participants discover how water affects towns and the way towns have an effect on water—from glacier loss to growing to be aridity, sea-level upward push, elevated flooding, potable water shortage, and past. Vignettes of key towns provide the reader a bright realizing of everyday life and the “spirit of place.”

Liberally illustrated in complete colour with a brand new collection of images, maps, and diagrams, the textual content additionally contains targeted textboxes to focus on key subject matters reminiscent of gender and town, Islamic model, and international warming. truly written and well timed, Cities of the area will be worthwhile for introductory or complicated sessions on international towns, nearby geography, the constructing international, and concrete studies.

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