Indispensable overview and timely coverage of the major issues, debates, and research topics in urban and regional studies
Companion to Urban and Regional Studies offers an up-to-date view of the rapidly growing field, exploring a diversity of theoretical perspectives, current and emerging research, and critical global policy concerns. Uniquely broad in geographical and thematic scope, this comprehensive volume brings together essays by more than fifty international scholars and researchers to provide expert assessments spanning the many dimensions of urban studies.
Organized into five parts, the Companion begins with a review of the current state of cities across East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, and Europe, Latin America, and all other world regions. Subsequent sections discuss contemporary theoretical perspectives, describe common methodological approaches used by urban scholars, and examine the political, social, and economic problems facing twenty-first century cities. Covering historical issues, current challenges, and comparative perspectives in urban studies, this timely resource:
- Addresses intensely debated policy issues such as governance, housing, policy mobilities, immigration and migration, segregation, social mix, and gentrification
- Describes the use of demographic methods, advanced spatial analysis, comparative studies, and ethnographies in urban studies research
- Discusses critical urban theory, feminist urban research, urbanization, environmental change, and the legacy of the Chicago School
- Covers contemporary research topics such as urban and regional inequalities, social heterogeneity and diversity, financialization, and social networks
- Includes representative case studies of each region, including Oceania, Latin America, East Asia and South Asia
Companion to Urban and Regional Studies is essential reading for scholars, researchers, practitioners, urban activists, and students, and it represents a must-have complement to The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies.