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The transformation of cities : urban theory and urban life

Author: David C Thorns
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text offers an excellent wide-ranging introduction to the changing forms and experiences of the urban. It examines how modern cities have been reshaped over the second part of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. In doing so, it explores and assesses the systems of explanation that have been developed in order to advance our understanding of contemporary transformations in urban life. Throughout,
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Thorns
ISBN: 0333745965 9780333745960 0333745973 9780333745977
OCLC Number: 48943542
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. An Urban Millennium. Urban Analysis and Urban Transformation. Structure of the Book --
2. Industrial-Modern Cities. Origins and Growth of the Pre-industrial City. Industrial City. Suburban Development in First-world Cities during the Twentieth Century. Explanations for the Growth and Shape of the Industrial-Modern City --
3. Demographic Change and the City. Introduction. Demography of Global Cities. Household Structure Changes. Youth versus Age. Regional Changes --
Urbanising World. Changes to Regional Spatial Distributions. Migration and City Change --
4. Global Cities. Introduction. Modern to Postmodern Cities. Socio-economic Analysis --
Postmodernity. Two Faces of the Postmodern City.
Responsibility: David C. Thorns.
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The aim of the book is to examine the transformation of the city in the late 20th century and explore the ways in which city life is structured. The focus is not just on America and Europe but also  Read more...

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'...a pleasure to get the chance to read this. It will certainly be used in my own teaching.' - Stephen A. Royle, Queen's University Belfast, Geography

 
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