Urbanization in a Global Context

Paperback | January 13, 2017

EditorAlison Bain, Linda Peake

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Urbanization in a Global Context introduces students to the process of urbanization around the world, emphasizing the interconnectedness of urban spaces in different regions. Grounded in international case studies, the text explores contemporary urban issues - from urban policy, climatechange, and gender, to transportation and water governance - and incorporates Canadian perspectives to give students a truly comprehensive overview of global urban dynamics.

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Urbanization in a Global Context introduces students to the process of urbanization around the world, emphasizing the interconnectedness of urban spaces in different regions. Grounded in international case studies, the text explores contemporary urban issues - from urban policy, climatechange, and gender, to transportation and water go...

Alison L. Bain is an Associate Professor of Geography at York University. Linda Peake is a Professor of Social Science who teaches in the Urban Studies program and the Graduate Program in Geography and is the Director of the CITY Institute at York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:January 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199021538

ISBN - 13:9780199021536

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Table of Contents

ContributorsTables and FiguresPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction: Urbanization and Urban Geographies, Linda Peake and Alison L. BainPart One: Urban Development2. Shifting Urban Contours: Understanding a World of Growing and Shrinking Cities, Kenneth Cardenas and Philip Kelly3. National Urban Systems in an Era of Transnationalism, Andre Sorensen4. Globalizing Cities and Suburbs, Richard Harris and Roger Keil5. Incremental and Instant Development: Informal and Spectacular Urbanisms, Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin and Michele BuckleyPart Two: Urban Policy and Planning6. Urban Policy and Governance: Austerity Urbanism, Betsy Donald and Mia Gray7. Land Use and Creativity in Post-industrial Cities, Alison L. Bain and Rachael Baker8. Socialist and Post-socialist Cities in the Twenty-First Century, Lisa Drummond and Douglas Young9. Urban Planning, Indigenous Peoples, and Settler States, Ryan Walker and Sarem Nejad10. Urban Policy and Planning for Climate Change, Daniel Aldana CohenPart Three: Urban Forms11. Gentrification, Gated Communities, and Social Mixing, Nicholas Lynch and Yolande Pottie-Sherman12. Unequal and Volatile Urban Housing Markets, Alan Walks and Dylan Simone13. Urban Public Spaces, Virtual Spaces, and Protest, Ebru Ustundag and Gokboru S. Tanyildiz14. Urban Geopolitics: War, Militarization, and "The Camp", Nicole Laliberte and Dima SaadPart Four: Urban Lives15. Placing the Transnational Urban Migrant, Harjant S. Gill and Margaret Walton-Roberts16. The Urban Poor: The Urban Majority and Everyday Life, Sabin Ninglekhu and Katharine Rankin17. Women in Cities, Linda Peake and Geraldine Pratt18. Urban Governance, Ethnicity, Race, and Youth, Beverley Mullings and Abdul Alim Habib19. Disabling Cities, Nancy Worth, Laurence Simard-Gagnon, and Vera Chouinard20. Cities, Sexualities, and the Queering of Urban Space, David K. Seitz and Natalie OswinPart Five: Urban Infrastructure and Liveability21. Plants, Animals, and Urban Life, Laura Shillington and Alice Hovorka22. Healthy Cities, Godwin Arku and Richard Sadler23. Urban Water Governance, Rebecca McMillan, Sawanya Phakphian, and Amrita Daniere24. Delivering and Managing Waste and Sanitation Services in Cities, Carrie L. Mitchell, Kate Parizeau, and Virginia Maclaren25. Global Convergence and Divergence in Urban Transportation, Craig Townsend26. Conclusion: Envisioning Global Urban Futures, Alison L. Bain and Linda PeakeGlossary of Key TermsIndex

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"Urbanization in a Global Context is an excellent introduction to discussions of global urban issues and processes while being mindful of the unique position of Canadian cities within them." --Colin Mills, Langara College