Global Perspectives on Urbanization

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George M. Pomeroy, Gerald Webster, Gerald Raymond Webster
University Press of America, 2008 - 247 pages
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The emerging and continuing challenge of cities and urbanization has become a forefront in current global concerns. Professors George Pomeroy's and Gerald Webster's book, Global Perspectives on Urbanization, addresses an expanse of challenges related to poverty and the environment. From Mexico City to Eastern Europe and from the slum dwellers to gentrification, this book offers a global perspective. Drawing from research in both developed and developing world contexts, each chapter provides the reader with viewpoints from recognized global leaders in the field. Empirically well-founded, this study appeals to urbanists and planners, geographers and sociologists, as well as those generally interested in urban studies. Analyzing historical perspectives, the roles of universities and research, globalization, and poverty (among many others), this comprehensive book provides a thoroughly researched wealth of information.

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George Pomeroy is Associate Professor of Geography - Earth Science at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in geography from Western Washington University before receiving his Ph.D. in Urban Studies at The University of Akron. His topical research interests are in urban and regional planning, and regional development, with regional specializations in China and India. Gerald Webster is the chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Colorado-Denver, his M.S. in geography from Western Washington University, and his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kentucky. His research interests are largely in political geography, urban geography and planning. He has published over 75 articles and book chapters including selections in Political Geography, the Journal of Geography, the Professional Geographer, the Geographical Review and the Southeastern Geographer.

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