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Cities of the World

Regional Patterns and Urban Environments, Sixth Edition

Edited by Stanley D. Brunn; Maureen Hays-Mitchell; Donald J. Zeigler and Jessica K. Graybill

This fully updated and revised sixth edition offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape and, by extension, the world’s politics, cultures, and economies. Providing a sweeping overview of world urban geography, noted experts explore the eleven major global regions. Each regional chapter considers urban history, economy, culture, and environment, as well as urban spatial models and problems and prospects.

This edition focuses specifically on urban environmental issues, social and economic injustice, security and conflict, the history of urban settlement, urban models, and daily life. Building on 2015 as the Year of Water, the book introduces urban water concerns as a common undercurrent running through all chapters. The contributors explore how water
affects cities and how cities affect water—from glacier loss to growing aridity, sea-level rise, increased flooding, potable water scarcity, and beyond. Vignettes of key cities give the reader a vivid understanding of daily life and the “spirit of place.”

Liberally illustrated in full color with a new selection of photographs, maps, and diagrams, the text also includes distinctive textboxes to highlight key topics such as gender and the city, Islamic fashion, and global warming. Clearly written and timely,
Cities of the World will be invaluable for introductory or advanced classes on global cities, regional geography, the developing world, and urban studies.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 624Size: 7 1/4 x 10 1/2
978-1-4422-4916-5 • Hardback • March 2016 • $140.00 • (£95.00)
978-1-4422-4917-2 • eBook • March 2016 • $133.00 • (£85.00)
Stanley D. Brunn is emeritus professor of geography at the University of Kentucky. Maureen Hays-Mitchell is professor of geography at Colgate University. Donald J. Zeigler is professor of geography at Old Dominion University. Jessica K. Graybill is associate professor of geography at Colgate University.
List of Illustrations

Chapter One: World Urban Development—Jessica K. Graybill, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, Donald J. Zeigler, and Stanley D. Brunn
Chapter Two: Cities of the United States and Canada—Lisa Benton Short and Nathaniel M. Lewis
Chapter Three: Cities of Middle America and the Caribbean—Roberto Albendoz, Tim Brothers, Seth Dixon, Irma Escamilla, Joseph L. Scarpaci, and Thomas Sigler
Chapter Four: Cities of South America—Brian J. Godfrey and Maureen Hays-Mitchell
Chapter Five: Cities of Europe—Linda McCarthy and Corey Johnson
Chapter Six: Cities of Russia—Jessica K. Graybill and Megan Dixon
Chapter Seven: Cities of the Greater Middle East—Zia Salim, Donald J. Zeigler, and Amal K. Ali
Chapter Eight: Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa—Garth Myers, Francis Owusu, and Angela Gray Subulwa
Chapter Nine: Cities of South Asia—Ashok Dutt, George Pomeroy, Ishrat Islam, and Ipsita Chatterjee
Chapter Ten: Cities of Southeast Asia—James Tyner and Arnisson Andre Ortega
Chapter Eleven: Cities of East Asia—Kam Wing Chan and Alana Boland
Chapter Twelve: Cities of Australia and South Pacific—Robyn Dowling and Pauline McGuirk
Chapter Thirteen: Cities of the Future—Brian Edward Johnson and Benjamin Schultz

Cover Photo Credits
Geographical Index
Index to Subjects
About the Editors and Contributors
Drawing on a host of scholars with expertise in different world regions, the editors of Cities of the World have put together a volume that offers a remarkably comprehensive overview of what cities are like in different world regions and the forces that are shaping them. Written in a clear, accessible style and peppered liberally with revealing maps and illustrations, the book offers telling insights into what it means to live in different urban settings and how those settings are reshaping the human geography of the planet in the twenty-first century.
Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon

At a time when urban change is dominated by rapid urbanization in the post colony, with urban theorists debating the capacity of North Atlantic urban theory to adequately explain post-colonial urbanism, this updated text is timely for helping students appreciate commonalities and differences across the world of cities.
Eric Sheppard, University of California, Los Angeles

Cities of the World is comprehensive and presents in-depth discussions of world cities that are shaped by different historical, geographical, political, and cultural circumstances. I highly recommend this excellent text for undergraduate classes in general education, geography, planning and urban studies, and international development, and to anyone interested in world cities and regions. (Previous Edition Praise)
Journal Of Geography

Outstanding! This thoroughly updated classic offers a comprehensive portrayal of the character and complexity of the world's cities. Contemporary trends and issues that continue to reshape all corners of the globe unfold here in a thoroughly accessible manner. Whether one considers environmental issues, growth trends, tourism appeal, or historical context, Cities of the World delivers for the reader. Appropriate as both a textbook and reference tool, urbanists in all fields will gain from the insights that geographers present here. Students of the humanities, social sciences, and business disciplines will equally benefit. (Previous Edition Praise)
Truman A. Hartshorn, Georgia State University

Special Features:
Features full-color maps of regional patterns and city structures

Includes stunning color photographs depicting cities and city life

Provides a history of urban settlement in major world regions

Develops urban models and theories related to each region

Explains urban planning and development futures

Chapter authors are regional specialists who have extensive experience living and traveling in their respective countries

Review a sample here.

New features
Full-color illustrations, including new photographs and updated maps and graphics

63 boxes, of which 37 are new

New authors and author teams

Deepened focus on urban environmental issues and social and economic injustice

Special attention to urban water issues and concerns

Vignettes of seven new cities

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