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Mega Cities
The Metropolis Era

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March 1988 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Volume II: MEGA-CITIES Mega-Cities presents an in-depth analysis of ten cities, prepared by noted scholars who have lived and studied in the cities under scrutiny. This volume covers the role giant cities play in their regions, successes and failures of their public policy, and their most pressing political and environmental problems. "Unlike Volume I, Volume II presents a comparative problems-oriented description of urbanization using ten of the largest cities in the world. This is a wonderful compliment to the first volume in which conceptual frameworks of urbanization were utilized in describing the urban dynamics of specific cities. In again selecting studies by leading scholars of cities representative of all the world's regions, the editors have produced in both volumes a remarkably successful comparative analysis of world urbanization. . . . Without question, the editors have contributed enormously to the literature on comparative world urbanization, an area in which there is still much to do. . . . This volume and its companion are invaluable resources and inspirations to all those who have an interest in the urban dynamics in this rapidly changing world. Cross cultural analysis is no easy accomplishment, but the editors and the authors have done it successfully and the community of urban scholars is indebted to them." --Journal of Developing Societies

Mattei Dogan and John D Kasarda
Introduction
Comparing Giant Cities

 
George Sternlieb and James W Hughes
New York City
Ivan Light
Los Angeles
Emrys Jones
London
Hachiro Nakamura and James W White
Tokyo
Rhoads Murphey
Shanghai
Hans Nagpaul
Delhi
Michael L McNulty and Isaac Ayinde Adalemo
Lagos
Ahmed M Khalifa and Mohamed M Moheiddin
Cairo
Martha Schteingart
Mexico City
Vilmar Evangelista Faria
Sao Paolo

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