By Lisa Benton-Short

ISBN-10: 1442213132

ISBN-13: 9781442213135

This well timed text provides a finished evaluate of the dramatic and swiftly evolving concerns confronting the towns of North the United States. Metropolitan components during the usa and Canada face quite a number dynamic and intricate concerns—including the redistribution of financial actions, the ongoing decline of producing, and an international progress in prone. The members supply compelling examples: internal towns have skilled either gentrification and persisted components of segregation and poverty. Downtown revitalization has created city spectacles that come with gala's, marketplaces, and activities stadiums. Older, inner-ring suburbs now confront decline and elevated poverty, whereas the outer-ring suburbs and exurbs proceed to extend, devouring eco-friendly area.

The publication explores how the mixed methods of urbanization and globalization have additional new tasks for urban governments while leaders are grappling with making plans, financial improvement and finance, justice, fairness, and social harmony. towns became the level upon which new types of ethnic, racial, and sexual identities are developed and reconstructed. also they are hooked up to wider ecological methods as city areas are compromised via artifical and ordinary mess ups alike.

Introducing modern spatial preparations and distributions of actions in metropolitan parts, this transparent and obtainable ebook covers financial, social, political, and ecological alterations. it's also the one textual content to incorporate the actual geography of city parts. Bringing jointly major geographers, it will likely be an amazing source for classes on city geography and geography of the city.

Contributions by: Matthew Anderson, Lisa Benton-Short, Geoff Buckley, Christopher DeSousa, Bernadette Hanlon, Amanda Huron, Yeong-Hyun Kim, Nathaniel M. Lewis, Robert Lewis, Deborah Martin, Lindsey Sutton, John Tiefenbacher, Thomas J. Vicino, Katie Wells, and David Wilson.

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