The Metropolis Era, a two volume set, focuses on the social, economic, political and technological determinants of growth and change in the great cities of the world. Volume One examines the paradoxical phenomenon of explosive growth of giant cities in the Third World - and the steady deconcentration of population in more developed countries. A World of Giant Cities looks at cities in the United States, Europe, China, India, South East Asia and Africa.
Foreword - Luis Ramallo Introduction - Mattei Dogan and John D Kasarda How Giant Cities Will Multiply and Grow Giant Cities as Maritime Gateways - Mattei Dogan Economic Restructuring and America's Urban Dilemma - John D Kasarda High Technology and Urban Dynamics in the United States - Manuel Castells Urban Growth and Decline in Western Europe - Peter Hall Large Cities in Eastern Europe - Jurgen Friedrichs Great Cities of Eastern Asia - Yue-Man Yeung Levels of Urbanization in China - Sidney Goldstein Giant Cities of the Urban Hierarchy in China - Xiangming Chen India's Giant Cities - Hans Nagpaul Giant and Secondary City Growth in Africa - Dennis A Rondinelli Latin American Cities and Their Poor - Guillermo Geisse and Francisco Sabatini Vulnerability of Giant Cities and the Life Lottery - Ignacy Sachs Growth and Pathologies of Giant Cities - Henry Teune
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