Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook of Urban Geography
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This introductory chapter to the Handbook of Urban Geography sets the stage for subsequent parts of the book. It begins by explains some of the reasons why Urban Geography has become one of the most exciting fields within the wider discipline of Geography in the twenty-first century. It does this by referring to the rise of Urban Age discourses and to prominent theoretical debates within Urban Geography about the city and the urban and how to study them. It then goes on to explain the aims and objectives of the Handbook and introduces the various Parts and chapters of which the book consists.