Remarkably more than half of the worlds population now lives in cities and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas this fully updated and revised fifth edition of the classic text offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape and by extension the worlds politics cultures and economies. It divides the world into 11 regions eg europe southeast asia middle american caribbean and for each discusses trends in urban growth the distinctive forms and characteristics of its cities and future prospects and challenges. Clearly written and timely cities of the world will be invaluable for introductory or advanced classes on global cities regional geography the developing world and urban studies read more read less. Cities of the world is comprehensive and presents in depth discussions of world cities that are shaped by different historical geographical political and cultural circumstances i highly recommend this excellent text to undergraduate classes in general education geography planning and urban studies international development and to anyone . A fifth edition of this book is now available remarkably more than half the worlds population now lives in cities and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas
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