Table of contents for Urban world/global city / David Clark.


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Preface                                                   
Chapter 1  	Global patterns and perspectives
Introduction
     Studying the urban world
     A global economy?
     A global society?
     Conclusion
Chapter 2      Urban populations and urban places
   Introduction  
   The contemporary urban world
   A world of towns and cities
   City size distributions and the global urban 
hierarchy
   Economic theories of urban formation
   Social theories of urban formation
   Conclusion
Chapter 3      Urban growth and urbanization: historical
               patterns
     Introduction
     Urban growth
     Urbanization
     Stages of urban development
     Reasons for urban growth and urbanization
     Stages of global urban development
     Urbanization in a capitalist world-economy
     Conclusion
Chapter 4      Urban development as a global phenomenon    
     Introduction
     The new global economic order
     Global finance
     Global services
     The new political geography
     The urbanization of the developing world
     Conclusion
Chapter 5      Socio-economic consequences of global urban                   development
     Introduction
     The urban informal sector
     Shanty towns
     Service provision
     Health
     Conclusion
Chapter 6     Urban culture and global urban society
     Introduction
     Culture and community in an aspatial world
     Global media services
     Urban imagery and values
     Global urban culture or cultures?
     Conclusion
Chapter 7     World cities  
     Introduction
     The hierarchy of world cities
     The growth and activities of the institutions of 
global       capital
     The concentration of command and control
     Business information and decision-making
     Increasing global reach
     Representing and promoting places as world cities     
     Tokyo as an example of a world city
     Conclusion
Chapter 8	   The future urban world
     Introduction
     The urban future
     Issues of sustainability
     Urban sustainability
     Managing the urban future
     Conclusion
Appendix 1   Urban sources definitions and data 
     Definitions
     Data 
References
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Cities and towns, Urbanization, Sociology, Urban