Lisa Benton-Short's Cities of North America: Contemporary Challenges in U.S. and PDF

By Lisa Benton-Short

ISBN-10: 1442213132

ISBN-13: 9781442213135

This well timed text provides a complete review of the dramatic and speedily evolving concerns confronting the towns of North the United States. Metropolitan components through the usa and Canada face a number of dynamic and intricate concerns—including the redistribution of financial actions, the continuing decline of producing, and a world development in companies. The individuals supply compelling examples: internal towns have skilled either gentrification and endured parts of segregation and poverty. Downtown revitalization has created city spectacles that come with fairs, 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 e-book explores how the mixed strategies of urbanization and globalization have additional new duties for urban governments whilst leaders are grappling with making plans, fiscal improvement and finance, justice, fairness, and social solidarity. towns became the level upon which new kinds of ethnic, racial, and sexual identities are developed and reconstructed. also they are hooked up to wider ecological tactics as city areas are compromised by way of artifical and typical failures alike.

Introducing modern spatial preparations and distributions of actions in metropolitan components, this transparent and obtainable e-book covers monetary, social, political, and ecological adjustments. it's also the one textual content to incorporate the actual geography of city components. Bringing jointly prime geographers, it will likely be a fantastic 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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