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Working, Housing: Urbanizing

The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU

Authors: Robinson, Jennifer, Scott, Allen J., Taylor, Peter J.

  • Released to accompany the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)
  • Covers some of the most important questions currently being debated by urban scholars
  • Written in an accessible, nontechnical style for the general reader
  • Refers to concrete urban situations in both rich and poor countries
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About this book

This book presents an incisive outline of the historical development and geography of cities.  It focuses on three themes that constitute essential foundations for any understanding of urban form and function. These are: (a) the shifting patterns of urbanization through historical time, (b) the role of cities as centers of production and work in a globalizing world, and (c) the diverse housing and shelter needs of urban populations.  The book also explores a number of critical urban problems and the political challenges that they pose. Empirical evidence from urban situations on all five continents is brought into play throughout the discussion. 

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Robinson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Cities in Time and Space

    Robinson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 5-20

  • Working

    Robinson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Housing

    Robinson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Urbanizing: The Future

    Robinson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 55-60

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45180-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover 20,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45179-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Working, Housing: Urbanizing
Book Subtitle
The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Global Understanding
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45180-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45180-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-45179-4
Series ISSN
2509-7784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 60
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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