Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives

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  • 2017•10•17

    More than ever, humans live in cities, and global change is driven by urban phenomena, and yet the urban remains highly contested and imprecisely defined, both as material reality and imaginary construct.

    Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives, published by Routledge, applies itself to this important issue, addressing how a wide range of academic disciplines and professional practices have approached the urban, and exploring how elements from theory and practice combine to form transdisciplinary tools and perspectives. Co-edited by former UNU-IAS research scholar Christopher Doll, this new book features a chapter from the public health perspective by UNU-IIGH Research Fellow, Dr. José Siri and former Director, Dr. Anthony Capon.