This book, first published in 1982, addressed the need for a fresh and comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding area of
urban geography. Drawing on examples from cities in a number of countries, including the U.S.A., David Clark outlines the
contribution of geographers to the understanding of the city and urban society, and analyses the growth of the urban environment
alongside planning and policy. A thorough and unique study, this title will be of particular value to undergraduate students,
as well as laying the foundations for a more advanced study in urban geography and planning.