Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You
Publisher: Portland State University Library
About the Book
This is an introductory, urban studies textbook designed for lower-division undergraduate students. The purpose of this text is to introduce lower-division, undergraduate students to urban theory, so they can apply these ideas to the urban environments in which they live. The book will be divided into thematic chapters that explore some of the foundational processes and perspectives that are used to understand urban life. Each chapter introduces a new way of conceptualizing the city, summarizes the core concepts and theories associated with that construct and provides interactive field activities that students can complete in their city or metropolitan area of residence. The textbook will include case study examples from cities around the globe.
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