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Key Concepts in Urban Studies

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
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
Ghetto and Racial Segregation
Global Cities
Immigration and Migration
Inequality and Poverty
The Informal Economy
Masculine Space
Models of Urban Growth
Multi-Centered Metropolitan Region
New Urbanism
Nightlife and Urban Nightscapes
Overurbanization: The Primate City
Pedestrian and Automobile
Planning - Cities, Suburbs, Metropolitan Regions
Postmodern and Modern Urbanism
Real Estate
Slums and Shanty Towns
Socio-spatial Approach
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

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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