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  • Central places ; Urban agglomeration ; Urban development ; Urban geography ; Urban history ; Urban structure ; Urban system ; Urbanism ; Urbanization
  • Introduction to urban geography. Chapters: Urban geography and interdisciplinary urban research. -Definitions and dimensions of urbanisation. -Urban agglomeration. -City types, urban systems and central places. -Theories and models of urban
  • structure. -urban subdivisions. -Intra-urban centers. -Cities in Central Europe before industrialisation. -Urban development in the industrial age. -Urban development in Germany, a west-east-comparison. Cities in selected cultural areas. - (HPB)
  • Urbanization and urban system.
  • 9 chapters : Development of urbanization| Comparative studies in the present features| The concepts of urban system and the development of urban systems studies| Advancement and problems of central place studies| Studies in elements or urban systems
  • | Studies of inter-urban linkage| Developing processes of urban systems| Improving strategies of urban systems| Research problems on urbanization and urban system. - (KA)
  • Urban structure and urban restructuring
  • Characteristics and processes of urbanization in the Caribbean
  • Caribbean ; City size ; Demographic change ; Housing ; Urban morphology ; Urban population ; Urbanization ; West Indies ; World
  • Synthesis of recent urbanization in the Caribbean, focusing on demographic growth, urban primacy, internal morphology, employment, housing, urban crime and perception.―(DWG)
  • Urbanization and counter urbanization.
  • In this collection of essays is one on West African urbanization by M. L. McNulty.
  • A place for politics in urban theory : the organization and strategies of urban coalitions
  • Division of labour ; Local economy ; Local policy ; Locality ; Urban conflict ; Urban policy ; Urban theory
  • The A. concludes that urban coalitions are necessarily related to changing wider divisions of labor and modes of regulation. The urban political economy recognizes that processes acting at various scales produce unique forms of urban politics
  • Urban restructuring and governance : North-South differences in Europe and the EU URBAN initiative
  • Competition ; Europe ; Industrialization ; Town ; Urban administration ; Urban growth ; Urban hierarchy ; Urban policy ; Urbanization
  • The paper discusses the relationship between the divergent urbanisation/industrialisation patterns in northern and southern Europe, which results in different forms of urban governance. It considers the distinct urban restructuring and governance
  • mode in Spain, Greece and Portugal as a causal factor behind the lagging competitiveness of cities in southern Europe. This pattern of heterogeneity is not addressed in the EU urban policies aimed at promoting competitiveness (examples of six cities
  • ' governance responses to the EU URBAN initiative).
  • Urban change and the environment
  • Environment ; Land use ; Town ; Urban change ; Urban environment ; Urban planning
  • The volume contains the result of the research carried out by the Urban Change Unit of Italy's Human Dimensions of the Global Environmental Change Programme. It is an overview of the most important aspects of the most recent urban changes
  • China's urban transition
  • China ; Economic reform ; Foreign investment ; Migration ; Urban geography ; Urban growth ; Urban population ; Urbanization
  • Rates or urbanization in China are increasing through heavy migration from rural areas. Four large metropolitan regions near the coast have emerged. - (DWG)
  • Urban geography in postwar Japan
  • History of geography ; Japan ; Urban geography ; Urban structure ; Urban system
  • This paper aims to indicate the history of urban geography in postwar Japan. The author summarized it for 4 stages and indicated the results and the problems of urban geography in postwar Japan. - (KA)
  • Economic restructuring and new urban form
  • Economic restructuring ; Metropolitan area ; Urban area ; Urban change ; Urban morphology ; Urban policy ; Urban structure
  • A review of recent urban geographic studies in India
  • Urban issues and urbanization characteristics of Asia
  • India ; Research ; Urban geography ; Urban planning ; Urbanization
  • The paper reviews the changing nature of the growing specialized trends of urban geography in India since independence, with a particular emphasis to the 1980s and early 1990. Urban geography has emerged as a major academic sub-field in India
  • Urbanization and vulnerable urban groups in Gaborone/Botswana
  • Cities of hunger. Urban food systems in developing countries
  • Botswana ; Food security ; Housing ; Land ; Living conditions ; Living standard ; Poverty ; Urbanization
  • This article examines two factors which are of major importance for urban poverty groups in Botswana: the costs the urban poor have to pay for housing, and the role assets like cattle and land play as safety elements in the urban livelihood system.
  • New progress in China's urban geography
  • China ; Research ; Urban development ; Urban geography ; Urban morphology ; Urban structure ; Urban system ; Urbanization
  • The paper focuses on systematic and overall review of literatures on China's urban geography in recent years. Attention is particularly paid on the progress in new themes and generalization of major arguments.
  • Characteristics of provincial population urbanization and its correlated factors
  • China ; Demographic change ; Economic development ; Economic structure ; Regional disparities ; Urban development ; Urban growth ; Urban population ; Urbanization
  • Beginning with an introduction to the fundamental theories of population urbanization, this paper discusses the basic characteristics of provincial urban population changes in the People's Republic of China since her foundation in 1949, and analyzes
  • the correlated factors of its urbanization process.
  • The role of planners and planning in shaping urban space
  • South Africa ; Urban area ; Urban development ; Urban geography ; Urban planning
  • The role of planning and planners in shaping urban space has been sharply contested in recent years. While planners are not the driving force determining urban development in South Africa, they play a significant role in shaping urban space. - (AJC)
  • Polarities of structure and change in urban systems : a Canadian example
  • Urban systems and the diversity of urban development
  • Canada ; Large city ; Urban change ; Urban function ; Urban growth ; Urban hierarchy ; Urban system
  • The paper examines some of the contradictory assertions in the research literature regarding the on-going reorganization of urban systems through a detailed empirical analysis of the changing properties of the Canadian urban system. The analysis
  • begins with a conceptual framework that recognizes alternative logics and trajectories of change in urban systems. The paper demonstrates the diversity and rapidity of change, and the indeterminant and contradictory nature of many of the relationships
  • The urban question under planetary urbanization
  • Globalization ; Large city ; Right to the city ; Urban geography ; Urban policy ; Urban social movement ; Urban society ; Urbanization
  • In Le Droit à la Ville (1968), Lefebvre projects the urban trajectory of his day into the sci-fi imaginary of Asimov's remarkable Foundation series. In La Révolution Urbaine (1970), Lefebvre had already begun hinting at a new reality, not only
  • an urban society, but of planetary urbanization. Today, four decades on, Asimov's extraterrestrial universe seems closer to home than ever, and closer to Lefebvre's own terrestrial prognostications : planetary urbanization is creating a whole new spatial
  • world (dis)order. The article tries to rethink theoretically the urban question and the question of urban politics in our era of planetary urbanization, working through the political role of the urban in the light of recent ‘Occupy’ mobilizations.
  • Rural-urban migration and urban employment opportunities in Nigeria
  • The Cities of Asia. A study of urban solutions and urban finance