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Published: 10 October 2018

400 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190903169

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The Urban World

Eleventh Edition

J. John Palen

The Urban World, Eleventh Edition, provides a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, and cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a twenty-first-century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with an accessible style, J. John Palen is one of America's leading urban sociologists. He adds fresh data and insights to each edition of his text.

New to this Edition:

  • An examination of the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston and Hurricane Maria on Florida and Puerto Rico
  • A look at the potential effects of sea rise due to global warming on coastal cities like Miami
  • A substantially updated discussion of racial changes that includes material on Black Lives Matter, women in politics, and the #MeToo movement, and also how political changes during the Trump presidency affect women and people of color
  • Increased and updated material on Latinos, including a discussion of the Trump administration revocation of the Dream Act and President Trump's tweets criticizing Puerto Rican Americans' response to the extreme devastation caused by Hurricane Maria
  • New material on China's current construction of scores of mega-cities
  • A new discussion of the likelihood of India's population size surpassing China's by the early 2020s and the resulting physical and social consequences
  • Expanded material on the greening of American cities
  • Updated coverage of the futuristic cities being built by the oil-rich Mid-east gulf states

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