“The city is an obvious but confounding object of geographical analysis; urban structure and life are shaped by an astounding array of social, economic, and political dynamics. This volume embraces these complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity.”
-Steven K. Herbert, University of Washington
“This extraordinary collage of sophisticated essays on key terms in urban geography both provides a conventional basis to and recasts innovatively a burgeoning field in the discipline.”
-Roger Keil, co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Key Concepts in Urban Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography.
- Offers an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
- Provides over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject
- Presents extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Key Concepts in Urban Geography is an ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in urban geography and covers the expected staples of the sub-discipline from global cities and urban nature to transnational urbanism and virtuality. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, Key Concepts in Urban Geography is an essential addition to any geography student’s library.