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Key Concepts in Urban Studies


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Urban Sociology

200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding.

Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Urban Studies:

• Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies

• Offers concise discussions of concepts ranging from community, neighbourhood, and the city to globalization, the New Urbanism, feminine space, and urban problems

• Constitutes a re-examination of the key ideas in the field

• Is illustrated throughout with international examples

• Provides an essential reference guide for all students and teachers across the urban disciplines within sociology, political science, planning and geography.

 
The Chicago School
 
The City
 
Community
 
Counties, Places, Metropolitan Statistical Area's and Other Census Definitions
 
De-territorialization and Re-territorialization
 
Education and Reproduction of Labor
 
Environmental Concerns
 
Feminine Space
 
Fiscal Crisis
 
Gentrification
 
Ghetto and Racial Segregation
 
Global Cities
 
Globalization
 
Homelessness
 
Housing
 
Immigration and Migration
 
Inequality and Poverty
 
The Informal Economy
 
Masculine Space
 
Models of Urban Growth
 
Multi-Centered Metropolitan Region
 
Neighborhood
 
New Urbanism
 
Nightlife and Urban Nightscapes
 
Overurbanization: The Primate City
 
Pedestrian and Automobile
 
Planning - Cities, Suburbs, Metropolitan Regions
 
Postmodern and Modern Urbanism
 
Preservation
 
Real Estate
 
Slums and Shanty Towns
 
Socio-spatial Approach
 
Sprawl
 
Suburb and Suburbanization
 
Sustainable Urbanization
 
Uneven Development / Boom and Bust Cycles
 
Urban and Suburban Social Movements
 
Urban Politics and Suburban Politics
 
Urban Violence and Crime
 
Urbanization and Urbanism

Although around 40 concepts / topics are covered in the book, the book falls short of essential concepts which has not been discussed / found its entry in the book. More topics for inclusion is must for the next edition, broadly under various themes: Urban Planning Theory and Approaches; Tools and Techniques, Regulatory Measures; Political, Social, Economic, Environmental Concepts; Management, Planning and Finance etc.

Mr Aurobindo Ogra
Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Johannesburg
April 9, 2014

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Mark David Gottdiener

Mark Gottdiener is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at The University at Buffalo (SUNY).  More About Author

Leslie Budd

Leslie Budd is Reader in Social Science at the Open University.  More About Author

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