By Phil Hubbard

City offers an available but serious advent to 1 of the foremost strategies in human geography. consistently on the center of discussions in social thought, the definition and specification of ‘the urban’ still is still illusive. during this quantity, Phil Hubbard locates the concept that of ‘the urban’ inside of present traditions of social notion, offering a foundation for realizing its various usages and meanings via a severe dialogue of the contribution of key authors and thinkers.

Written in a full of life and obtainable type, the person chapters of City provide a thematic evaluate of 4 dominant methods of impending towns:

  • as lived-in places

  • as imagined spaces

  • as networks of association

  • as applied sciences of flow.

Drawing on a various diversity of literatures and case reviews, the publication spells out the significance of a geographical viewpoint at the urban, suggesting that it's only by means of bringing those alternative ways of mapping the town jointly that we will start to make feel of cities.

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