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City Worlds free pdf For the first time in history, half of the worlds population is living in cities, and not just in cities but in mega-cities. Never before have we confronted such a geography of the world's people. It is a phenomenon which holds out enormous possibilities and at the same time poses problems, on a scale unknown befoe, of social organization, democracy and sustainability. Drawing on our spatial imaginations, City Worlds prompts a distinctive understanding of cities. Exploring how different worlds within the city are brought into close proximity, this book demonstrates that cities in the world are essentially open, their very dynamism being a function of their interconnectedness. Analysing cities through this spatial understanding, City Worlds outlines new ways to address soem of the ambiguities of cities: their promise and potential, theior problems and threats. the argument in the Understanding Cities series. Using an integrated and interactive text City Worlds draws on our spatial imaginations to prompt a distinctive understanding of cities The authors outline new ways to address the ambiguities of cities- their promise and potential, their problems and threats.

About Doreen Massey

Doreen Massey id Professor of Geography at The Open University. Her recent books include Spatial Divisions of Labour (2nd Edition), and Space, Place and Gender (1994). She is co-founder and joint editor of Soundings: a journal of politics and culture. John Allen is Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography at The Open University. His recent publications include A Shrinking World? (1995, co-edited with Chris Hamnett) and Rethinking the Region (1998, with Doreen Massey and Allan Cochrane). Steve Pile is Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. His recent books include The Body and the City (1996), Geographies of Resistance (1997, co-edited with Michael Keith) and Places Through the Body (1998, co-edited with Heidi J. Nast).

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Author : Doreen Massey
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 September 2007
ISBN : 0415200695
EAN : 9780415200691
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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