Cities and Urbanisation

Author: Mike Witherick
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1844892204
Release Date: 2006-07
Genre: Education

Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

The Global Cities Reader

Author: Neil Brenner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415323444
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Architecture

Since the mid-1990s, research on global cities has exploded throughout the social sciences. It has now become one of the most exciting, if controversial, approaches to the study of urban life today.

AQA A2 Geography Student Unit Guide New Edition Unit 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues

Author: Malcolm Skinner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444147810
Release Date: 2012-02-24
Genre: Science

Written by senior examiners, Amanda Barker, David Redfern and Malcolm Skinner, this AQA A2 Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues. This book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index, examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required and exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade.

Asia Case Studies in the Social Sciences

Author: Myron L. Cohen
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 1563241579
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Education

Includes information for teaching units on topics in the social sciences in various Asian cultures.

Urbanisation in the Third World

Author: Rob Potter
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000020000721
Release Date: 1992
Genre: City planning

Looks at the urban explosion in the Third World, the problems assoicated with many Third World cities and discusses the link between urbanization and development. Includes case studies on urban planning in Nigeria and Cuba. Suggested level: secondary.

Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art

Author: Meiqin Wang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317481706
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Art

This book explores the relationship between the ongoing urbanization in China and the production of contemporary Chinese art since the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wang provides a detailed analysis of artworks and methodologies of art-making from eight contemporary artists who employ a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, and performance. She also sheds light on the relationship between these artists and their sociocultural origins, investigating their provocative responses to various processes and problems brought about by Chinese urbanization. With this urbanization comes a fundamental shift of the philosophical and aesthetic foundations in the practice of Chinese art: from a strong affiliation with nature and countryside to one that is complexly associated with the city and the urban world.

Cities in the 21st Century

Author: Oriol Nel-lo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317312420
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Architecture

Cities in the 21st Century provides an overview of contemporary urban development. Written by more than thirty major academic specialists from different countries, it provides information on and analysis of the global network of cities, changes in urban form, environmental problems, the role of technologies and knowledge, socioeconomic developments, and finally, the challenge of urban governance. In the mid-20th century, architect and planner Josep Lluís Sert wondered if cities could survive; in the early 21st century, we see that cities have not only survived but have grown as never before. Cities today are engines of production and trade, forges of scientific and technological innovation, and crucibles of social change. Urbanization is a major driver of change in contemporary societies; it is a process that involves acute social inequalities and serious environmental problems, but also offers opportunities to move towards a future of greater prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. With case studies on thirty cities in five continents and a selection of infographics illustrating these dynamic cities, this edited volume is an essential resource for planners and students of urbanization and urban change.

AS A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies Food and Famine

Author: Michael Witherick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444192551
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Science

Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

Cities and Development

Author: Jo Beall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134166701
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Science

By 2030 more than sixty percent of the world's population will live in urban areas, with most of the world’s population growth over the next twenty-five years being absorbed by cities and towns in low and middle income countries. What are the consequences of this shift? Demographic pressure already strains the capacity of local and national governments to manage urban change. Today, nearly one billion people live in slums, and in the absence of significant intervention that number is set to double in the next two decades. Will our future be dominated by mega-cities of poverty and despair, or can urbanization be harnessed to advance human and economic development? Cities and Development provides a critical exploration of the dynamic relationship between urbanism and development. Highlighting both the challenges and opportunities associated with rapid urban change, the book surveys: the historical relationship between urbanization and development the role cities play in fostering economic growth in a globalizing world the unique characteristics of urban poverty and the poor record of interventions designed to tackle it the complexities of managing urban environments; issues of urban crime, violence, war and terrorism in contemporary cities the importance of urban planning, governance and politics in shaping city futures. This book brings into conversation debates from urban and development studies and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of current policy and planning responses to the contemporary urban challenge. It includes research orientated supplements in the form of summaries, boxed case studies, development questions and further reading. The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in urban, international and development studies, as well as policy-makers and planners concerned with equitable and sustainable urban development.

Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

Author: Robert Potter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136862038
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities are migrants from rural areas and have very definite ideas about what the function of the city should be and what it ought to offer; and it goes on to argue that therefore a planning process which involves more public participation would better serve local needs and would do much more to solve problems than the contemporary approach.

Cross Cultural Urban Design

Author: Catherin Bull
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136792618
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Architecture

Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned for the future. It looks at: population movement urbanization suburbanization tourism commercialization environmental degradation flows of capital. Mapping out how urban practitioners, researchers and educators are currently responding to these issues in their work, this volume presents and discusses cases and theories of urbanism from across the globe. Contributions are framed in three sections: Re-conceptualising the city; presenting ways to read the contemporary city and re-think work within it, Experiments in practice; presenting and discussing case studies where practitioners have confronted new conditions and Learning cross-cultural urban design; presenting and discussing learning as a field of research and its contribution to practice. A unique collection, Cross-cultural Urban Design outlines a new way of thinking about urban design within the complex context of the contemporary world and points a way forward – as a cross-cultural practice that supports and develops sustainability.

Rapid Urbanisation Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa

Author: Jonathan Crush
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319435671
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Social Science

This book investigates food security and the implications of hyper-urbanisation and rapid growth of urban populations in Africa. By means of a series of case studies involving African cities of various sizes, it argues that, while the concept of food security holds value, it needs to be reconfigured to fit the everyday realities and distinctive trajectory of urbanisation in the region. The book goes on to discuss the urban context, where food insecurity is more a problem of access and changing consumption patterns than of insufficient food production. In closing, it approaches food insecurity in Africa as an increasingly urban problem that requires different responses from those applied to rural populations.

The Creative Capital of Cities

Author: Stefan Krätke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444342253
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Social Science

This book challenges the new urban growth concepts of the creative class and creative industries from a critical urban theory perspective. Critiques Richard Florida's popular books about cities and the creative class Presents an alternative approach based on analyses of empirical research data concerning the German urban system and the case study regions, Hanover and Berlin Underscores that the culture industry takes a leading role in conforming with neoliberal conceptions of labor markets

Urban Geography

Author: Tim Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134769407
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

This text introduces both 'traditional' and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This substantially revised edition of Urban Geography now features updates on recent urban policy initiatives and urban changes, including the influence of CCTV on the city and the impacts of Millennium projects. New sections contain: * an evaluation of the impact of place promotion * a discussion of new cultural geography and the city * a new chapter on sustainable urban development * boxed case studies * further reading suggestions * extensive illustrations.

The Politics of Civic Space in Asia

Author: Amrita Daniere
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134040223
Release Date: 2008-09-25
Genre: Political Science

This book explores how and why civic spaces are used by different communities in Asia and what role urban governance and public participation play in the support or demise of communities. Using case studies of contemporary city life throughout, the contributors provide insights into the importance and value of civic space, arguing that civic spaces provide not only the physical sites for civil society to function autonomously; but also provide a sense of place in the form of identity, meaning, memory, history and linkages with the wider world. Each chapter focuses on the production of and access to civic spaces in a particular Asian city, as well as examples of successes and failures that can inform urban policy regarding inclusive, tolerant and socially vibrant city life through focused attention on the provision and continuity of civic space. This book is designed to provide information to policymakers, researchers and students of the developing world regarding the importance and value of civic space in terms of creating and supporting urban communities. As such, The Politics of Civic Space in Asia will be an invaluable resource for those interested in urban planning, urban design, public policy and political science, as well as Asian studies more generally.