This authoritative Handbook provides a comprehensive account of migration and economic development throughout the world, in both developed and developing countries.
Some of the world's most experienced researchers in this field look at how population redistribution patterns have impacted on urban development in a wide selection of advanced and developing countries in all the major regions of the world over the past half century. The study results show that, despite local differences there are signs of remarkable similarities in the underlying forces that drive the migration process and urban development across the development spectrum.
The International Handbook of Urban Systems is a must for social and economic geographers, urban and regional planners, regional scientists, urban, regional and development economists and sociologists.
Edited by H.S. Geyer, Director, Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Contents: Preface Part I: Theoretical Fundamentals 1. The Fundamentals of Urban Space 2. An Exploration in Migration Theory 3. On Urban Systems Evolution 4. The Urban Future Part II: Empirical Findings A. Western European Countries 5. Population Change and Migration in the British Urban System 6. The French Urban System 7. Urbanization in Germany Before and After Unification 8. Urban Development in the Netherlands: New Perspectives 9. Counter Urbanization in Italy B. Nordic and Central European Countries 10. Past, Present and Future of Urbanization in Finland 11. The Maturing of the Polish Urban System 12. The Maturing of the Romanian Urban System 13. The Demographic Transition and Urban Development in Turkey C. American Countries 14. A History of Recent Urban Development in the United States 15. The Dynamics of the Canadian Urban System 16. Evolution and Maturing of the Mexican Urban System 17. Urbanization and the Redistribution Population in Brazil: Recent Changes and Trends D. Asian Countries 18. Migration and the Development of the Japanese Urban System, 1950-2000 19. Migration and the Urban Systems of South Korea 20. Urbanization and Migration in India: A Different Scene E. African Countries 21. Current Perspectives on Urban Change in South Africa Index