Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 1-3 Open Access
  3. Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 5-20 Open Access
  4. Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 21-37 Open Access
  5. Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 39-53 Open Access
  6. Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages 55-60 Open Access
  7. Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

Urbanization Work Housing Globalization Urban Problems International Year of Global Understanding 2016

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Robinson
    • 1
  • Allen J. Scott
    • 2
  • Peter J. Taylor
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of human geographyUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Geography and the Department of Public PolicyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Professor of human geography (emeritus)Northumbria UniversitiesNewcastle on TyneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45180-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45179-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45180-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-7784
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-7792
  • About this book