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Cities: Urban Worlds

Hall, T.R. and Barrett, Heather (2016) Cities: Urban Worlds. In: An Introduction to Human Geography. Pearson, Harlow, UK, pp. 189-205. ISBN 978-1-292-08295-0 PDF: 978-1-292-08298-1 ePub: 978-1-292-12939-6

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Abstract

This chapter, then, aims to outline ways to think through the complexity and diversity of the urban world and to talk about the ways that geographers have tried to reconcile both big issues and more mundane concerns in their work. It will do this first by focusing on three aspects of cities that form enduring themes in urban geography, which can be thought of as the multiple geographies of the urban world, as follows: • The macro-geography of the urban world: the ways in which processes of contemporary urbanization are changing the distribution of the urban population around the world. • The host of networks and connections that exist between cities and the effects that these webs of connections have on cities. • The diversity of the internal worlds of individual cities.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: complexity and diversity of the urban world, macro-geography, processes of contemporary urbanization, networks and connections between cities,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Copyright Info: Pearson Education Limited
Depositing User: Heather Barrett
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 08:45
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5131

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