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  • The Argument for very large cities reconsidered
  • Settlement in large cities of the USSR
  • The issue of the effectiveness of large cities as forms of settlement remains a lively topic of debate in the USSR. Categorizing the issue into three aspects (economic, ecological and social) the A. reviews the arguments pro and con, with a tone
  • favoring the development of big cities.
  • China ; City size ; Economic efficiency ; Town ; Urban policy ; Urban population ; Urbanization
  • The current policy of controlling city size to deter the development of large cities, seems to be either irrelevant or misleading. Instead, against a current background of rapid urbanisation, China should take full advantage of its large cities
  • and pursue a large-city-led policy for its development.
  • Cities and city regions in the turning point
  • Gentrification ; Inner city ; Large city ; Urban area ; Urban region
  • Increasing returns to city size in the face of an impending decline in the size of large cities: which is the bogus fact
  • Conceptualising and mapping the structure of the world system's city system
  • Cities, enterprises and society at the eve of the 21st century
  • Internationalization ; Large town ; Research ; Spatial structure ; Town ; Urban network ; Urban system ; Urbanization
  • The AA. review some of the scholarship that emphasises large cities' roles as important modes of production, consumption, exchange and control at the global level. Linkages among these cities are likely to reveal the spatial organisation
  • of the world-system. The AA. present a map of the current world city system based on their network analysis of recent air travel among many of the world's great cities.
  • The satellite city in soviet urban development
  • This paper examines the impact of satellite-city policies during the period 1959-80. First, it traces the evolution of satellite-city policies that evolved in response to Khrushchev's interest in regulating the growth of large cities. Second
  • , it examines the extent to which these policies have affected actual urban growth during the period 1959-80. The analysis suggests that, despite satellite-city policies designed to restrict their growth, large cities have become even more dominant in the Soviet
  • The agglomeration of branch offices and their recent changes in major cities
  • Enterprise ; Head office ; Japan ; Large city ; Offices ; Regional metropolis
  • This paper is to evaluate the agglomeration of branch offices in the major cities in Japan. The A. discusses this point under the one-point' concentration of capital and information in Tokyo headquarters during the 1980s.
  • Lagos : the city is the people
  • Ethnic group ; Lagos ; Large city ; Nigeria ; Poverty ; Urban development ; Urban growth ; Urban society
  • Lagos, primate city of Nigeria, faces overwhelming problems in meeting basic services, finding land for expansion and dealing with social issues of poverty and crime. The A. analyzes these problems especially in terms of the socio-economic
  • and ethnic groups that constitute this city of more than six million inhabitants. - (DWG)
  • The changes of city size in new China.
  • Changes are analysed according to size of population, by major functions, and by geographical location. Large and medium-sized cities grew more rapidly than small ones, accounting for 85 per cent of the urban population in 1982. By function
  • of newly erected cities. In the remote border region of the interior new cities have draw large populations. (TNC).
  • , provincial capitals and mining-manufacturing cities grew more rapidly and are expected to develop further. Cities of coastal regions develop most quickly but in the hinterland regions landward from the coast, city size is more evenly developed because
  • Mexico City : the production and reproduction of an urban environment
  • Architecture ; Large city ; Mexico ; Social inequality ; Town planning ; Urban environment ; Urban geography ; Urban policy ; Urbanism
  • City's future. - (DWG)
  • Metros and the soviet city: an appraisal
  • , the policy appears to be dictated by a combination of prestige considerations, as in the case of the smaller republic capitals, and consideration of comfort and efficiency, as in the larger cities.
  • The Soviet Union has adopted a policy of providing subway (metro) systems in all cities of one million population or more as well as in some of the smaller capitals of union republics. Despite the high cost of building this type of urban transport
  • The importance and economic role of small cities decreases and instead a chain of networks is born which joins large cities directly to small cities or even villages. The A. considers the inner structure of cities, before and after recent economic
  • Annexation, migration and central city population growth in Metropolitan and regional change in the United States.
  • After documenting that a strong, but complex, relationship does exist between the two sources of central city population growth, the paper concludes with a discussion of the social, political and economic factors that induce cities to annex when
  • their metropolitan areas are the destination for large flows of intermetropolitan migrants.
  • Trends und Perspektiven von Grossstadtregionen in der DDR Trends and perspectives of regions of large cities in the G. D. R.
  • Regions of large cities are a special type of regions with close relationships between the center and the hinterland. There were discussed the population processes in these regions, the changes of distribution of employees, commuting structure
  • The Latin American inner city: differences of degree or of kind?
  • Housing ; Inner city ; Investment ; Latin America ; Social change ; Town ; Urban development ; Urban district ; Urban policy ; Urban society ; Urban structure ; Urbanization
  • activities. Severe limitations have been imposed on the extent of large-scale urban redevelopment and reinvestment. Cultural and aesthetic influences also militate against a demand from the middle and upper income groups to gentrify the inner city.
  • The substantial literature on US and UK cities is reviewed as it might shed light on convergent processes in Latin American inner cities. The demography is different, and the economy remains vibrant, focusing upon services and small-scale artisan
  • Bangkok ; Daily life ; Inner city ; Large city ; Slum ; Thailand ; Urban geography ; Urban practice ; Urban settlement ; Urban society ; Urban structure
  • The book is divided into two parts. 1- Krung to global city : the dynamics of transformation ; 2- Making Bangkok : studies in place, practice and representation. The work is an in-depth study of the institutions and the people who shaped the Thai
  • metropolis. Adopting insights from anthropology, urban studies and human geography, the A. examines the city's variety from the inner-city slums to the rural-urban fringe. He explains the daily life of the city's inhabitants, middle class suburbanites
  • City and the Environment
  • Investigated are the origins of two types of city parks, the large landscape park of the Victorian Era (1840-1890) and the small playground parks of the Progressive Era (1890-1920). Their spatial patterns of diffusion among large cities
  • in the United States are mapped. Both types of parks, although serving different clientele, started in the industrial cities of northeastern United States. - (SLD)
  • TOADS go to New Jersey : implications for land use and public health in mid-sized and large US cities
  • City;Town ; Community ; Health ; Land use ; New Jersey ; United States ; Urban environment ; Urban renewal ; Urban society
  • Using a sample of 21 mid-sized cities in New Jersey, the AA. show that communities with a poor real estate market, many poor, minority residents and a weak economic base are likely to have serious « temporarily obsolete abandoned derelict sites
  • City-hinterland regions of large cities and medium-sized towns in the GDR in Population and settlement structure. Analytical and policy approaches.