Key Concepts in Urban Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography.

Introduction

Introduction

It is easy to list the things that seem to belong to cities. Audacious skyscrapers. Bustling sidewalks. The hum of traffic. Elegant department stores. Subways and flyovers. Ethnic restaurants and street cafes. Squares, parks and piazzas teeming with people. Shopping malls and industrial parks. Giant sports stadiums. The cries of street hawkers. Trolley cars and double-decker buses. Outrageously dressed people. Street markets. Slums and tenements. Beggars and drunks Soot stained buildings. Smog. Foul tasting tap water. We should not forget exhibition halls and conference centres, art galleries and cultural quarters, Staffordshire bull terriers and corner gangs, warehouse conversions and new media start-ups. Nor monuments and memorials, skid rows and strip malls. The list goes on and on. It is also pretty easy to list ...

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