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In an increasingly urban society, the city has become a fascinating area of study. The Encyclopedia of the City is an essential resource examining the idea of the city from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective including fields such as politics, sociology, history, urban design, cultural studies, and psychology. More than 500 articles focus on the key topics in urban studies and associated fields; the contributions of its major theoreticians and practitioners; and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that affects the city. This unique and important work is a useful resource for anyone interested in urban studies and the city.