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This book pulls together an exceptional range of literature in addressing the complexity of contemporary patterns and processes of urbanization. It offers a rich array of concepts and theories and is studded with fascinating examples that illustrate the changing nature of cities and urban life.
The SAGE Companion to the City is a tour-de-force of contemporary urban studies. At once a stocktake, showcase and springboard for scholarly approaches to cities and city life, the editors have assembled a cohesive and convincing set of lucid, insightful and critical essays of great quality. Eschewing grand theory and deadening encyclopediasm, the contributors refresh both longstanding concerns and explore new themes in ways both brilliantly accessible to newcomers and satisfying to the cognoscenti.
The book is a very interesting piece of work related to urban designers, planners, landscape architects, architects and geographers, with extra emphasis on cultural geography.
The way the book is divided into sections and chapters offers the reader a diversity of information from different optical angles. Also the chapters offer a multicultural approach on the subjects discussed at each section.
The intention is to use a number of the book's chapters as reading material for the students.
This book offers an excellent thematic overview of contemporary discussions in urban studies. I teach urban studies as a first year unit. This book is a great resource for my students.
An excellent introduction to urban studies and wider writings about the city. This is recommended reading for all tourism studies undergraduates undertaking a module entitled The Living City at Level 2 and another named Urban Tourism at Level 3. I like the style and the way in which it encourages further reading as well as mapping out where that further reading might be found.
A great book to help all, lecturer and student alike on the thorny issues of urban studies. Relevent and up to date.
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