Urbanization: An Introduction to Urban Geography,Third Edition captures the changes in the nature and outcomes of urbanization processes for people, as well as the development of new ways of thinking about urban geography. Unraveling the interlocking processes of urbanization, Knox and McCarthy present a vivid and meaningful explanation of constantly changing urban geographies and urban life. This framework supports the discussion of recent changes while addressing much of the "traditional" subject matter of urban geography. The book's dynamic approach also allows for integration of both theories and facts, where key concepts and theories are presented in relation to prior events and ideas-providing a coherent and comprehensive introduction to urban geography that is both a historical and process-oriented approach. With a U.S. focus that also offers global context and comparative international perspectives, the authors examine urban trends and their outcomes in both developed and less-developed countries to understand, analyze, and interpret the landscapes, economies, and communities of towns and cities around the world.
I INTRODUCTION1. Urbanization and Urban GeographyII FOUNDATIONS AND HISTORY OF URBANIZATION2. The Origins and Growth of Cities and Urban Life3. Foundations: The U.S. Urban System and its Cities4. Urban Systems and Cities in TransitionIII URBANIZATION IN THE LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES5. Urbanization in the Less Developed Countries6. Urban Form and Land Use in the Less Developed Countries7. Urban Problems and Responses in the Less Developed CountriesIV PROCESSES OF URBAN CHANGE8. The Urban Development Process 9. How Neighborhoods Change10. The Politics of Change: Urbanization and Urban Governance11. Urban Policy and PlanningV PEOPLE AND PLACES12. The Residential Kaleidoscope13. The City as Text: Architecture and Urban Design 14. Urbanization, Urban Life, and Urban Spaces15. Problems of Urbanization