City and society: an outline for urban geography.

R. J. Johnston

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Attempts to develop a general theoretical framework for urban geography from a structural perspective, within which the great volume of urban research can be located. The book is concerned with the traditional topics of urban geography - the sizes, locations and functions of towns, the characteristics of their constituent areas and the location decisions that create, maintain and change the form of urban systems. The sophisticated technical descriptions of urban geographers produced since the 1960s are shunned because they are too detailed for the task of developing a general theory of urban geography. After considering the concerns of the field, and the evolving structure of economy and society, the rest of the book is in two parts, representing the two scales at which urban geographers work. The first half examines the urban system itself, while the second half focuses on internal urban structure. -after Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCity and society: an outline for urban geography.
ISBN (Print)0140803734
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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