Beyond the Metropolis: Urban Geography as if Small Cities Mattered


Beyond the Metropolis: Urban Geography as if Small Cities Mattered



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Beyond the Metropolis is an attempt to mend the lacuna that exists between large and small city studies in urban geography, especially in North America. It covers a wide range of topics organized around some of the most common themes that urban geographers have addressed in their study of large cities. In addition to a general introduction and conclusion, the book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the evolution and growth of small cities. It outlines in very broad terms the status of small city studies within urban studies, in general, and urban geography, in particular, to underscore the relatively little attention that has been given to small cities. Part II deals with the internal structure of small cities. Part III examines issues related to planning and managing change in small cities. The chapters examine established conventions in urban geography and related disciplines from the perspectives of small cities for the purpose of understanding small cities. Students and researchers as well as city administrators will find the book useful.



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Urban Geography, Cities and Towns


Geographic Information Sciences | Nature and Society Relations | Physical and Environmental Geography

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Ofori-Amoah, Benjamin. Beyond the Metropolis: Urban Geography As If Small Cities Mattered. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 2007.