Summary: Long the leading text in urban sociology, The Urban Worldcontinues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a 21st century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with a readable style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America's leading urban sociologists, who travels ...show more the world and adds new insights gleaned firsthand to each succeeding edition of his text.
New to the 9th Edition:
-- 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.
-- The political effect of U.S. reapportionment and redistricting based on the 2010 census.
-- The impact of the Great Recession and the virtual collapse of the housing market.
-- The hidden growth of suburban poverty.
-- The continued growth of Latinos as the largest U.S. minority.
-- Latest census findings from the United States and Canada, with a focus on changing metro areas.
-- Rebirth of central cities and its causes and consequences.
-- The post-recession future of North American cities.
-- The dramatic changes taking place in the cities of the world's two largest nations, India and China.
-- The future of urban developments such as smart growth, new urbanism, and the "greening" of cities.
-- International urban changes including Dubai's tallest building and Abu Dhabi's city of the future.
-- New photos and illustrations, including the U.S. foreclosure crisis and the BP oil disaster
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