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Urban Geography

  • By: Dennis Grammenos
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The dawn of the 21st century ushered in an era when, for the first time in the history of humanity, the majority of people on the planet live in urban areas. More than ever before, cities are now at the core of defining the human experience, for better or for worse. In this context, urban geography is eminently positioned as a field that can enhance our understanding of the structure, form, and function of cities, explain the process of urbanization and the dynamics of urbanism, and offer valuable insights into an equitable and sustainable urban future.

Indeed, more than ever before, urban geography is one of the most vibrant and productive areas of inquiry in the discipline. The volume of scholarly work that focuses on the ...

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