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Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

These two volumes address the specific theories, key studies, and important figures that have influenced not just the individual discipline but also the field of urban studies more generally. The Encyclopedia of Urban Studies is intended to present an overview of current work in the field and to serve as a guide for further reading in the field.



Key Concepts in Urban Studies

Key Concepts in Urban Studies

Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies, and offers concise discussions of concepts ranging from community, neighbourhood, and the city to globalization, the New Urbanism, feminine space, and urban problems.




encyclopedia of american urban history

Encyclopedia of American Urban History

After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology.



Handbook of Urban Studies

Handbook of Urban Studies

Taking a holistic viewpoint, the Handbook of Urban Studies provides a comprehensive appreciation of urban structure and change, and of the theories by which we understand the structure, development, and changing character of cities.