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Science Geography

Urbanization in a Global Context

edited by Alison L. Bain & Linda Peake

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
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Urbanization in a Global Context introduces students to the process of urbanization around the world, emphasizing the interconnectedness of urban spaces in different regions. Grounded in international case studies, the text explores contemporary urban issues - from urban policy, climate change, and gender, to transportation and water governance - and incorporates Canadian perspectives to give students a truly comprehensive overview of global urban dynamics.

About the authors

Alison L. Bain is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at York University.

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Linda Peake is in the Division of Social Science, York University.

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Editorial Reviews

"The wide variety of case studies offers a truly international framework for understanding cities, one which highlights connections without smothering important differences. I am impressed with the diversity of authors and perspectives." --Leslie Kern, Mount Allison University

"Urbanization in a Global Context is an excellent introduction to discussions of global urban issues and processes while being mindful of the unique position of Canadian cities within them." --Colin Mills, Langara College

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