Download e-book for iPad: Cities of North America: Contemporary Challenges in U.S. and by Lisa Benton-Short

By Lisa Benton-Short

ISBN-10: 1442213132

ISBN-13: 9781442213135

This well timed text provides a accomplished evaluation of the dramatic and quickly evolving matters confronting the towns of North the US. Metropolitan components through the usa and Canada face a variety of dynamic and intricate concerns—including the redistribution of financial actions, the continuing decline of producing, and an international development in prone. The individuals supply compelling examples: internal towns have skilled either gentrification and persevered parts of segregation and poverty. Downtown revitalization has created city spectacles that come with fairs, marketplaces, and activities stadiums. Older, inner-ring suburbs now confront decline and elevated poverty, whereas the outer-ring suburbs and exurbs proceed to extend, devouring eco-friendly area.

The booklet explores how the mixed strategies of urbanization and globalization have additional new tasks for urban governments while leaders are grappling with making plans, monetary improvement and finance, justice, fairness, and social harmony. towns became the level upon which new different types of ethnic, racial, and sexual identities are built and reconstructed. also they are hooked up to wider ecological strategies as city areas are compromised by way of artifical and common failures alike.

Introducing modern spatial preparations and distributions of actions in metropolitan parts, this transparent and obtainable publication covers fiscal, social, political, and ecological alterations. it's also the one textual content to incorporate the actual geography of city parts. Bringing jointly top geographers, it will likely be an awesome source for classes on city geography and geography of the city.

Contributions by: Matthew Anderson, Lisa Benton-Short, Geoff Buckley, Christopher DeSousa, Bernadette Hanlon, Amanda Huron, Yeong-Hyun Kim, Nathaniel M. Lewis, Robert Lewis, Deborah Martin, Lindsey Sutton, John Tiefenbacher, Thomas J. Vicino, Katie Wells, and David Wilson.

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