Introduction: Processes of Change in Urban Systems
9 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 2012
The twenty‐first century will be one of intensified urbanization, on a scale never before experienced. How do urban systems and individual cities change and develop? The social sciences have many different approaches to analyzing the economic, social, and spatial dimensions of urban change. We inventory some of these approaches and their implications for public policy toward cities, urban change, and economic development.
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