Encyclopedia of Urban Studies Synopsis
The boundaries of this project may be defined as the various academic disciplines that contribute to urban studies more generally (urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban sociology), academic programs that build upon three disciplines (cultural studies, public administration), and professional fields that comprise urban studies (architecture, economic development, urban planning). While defining urban studies in this manner is problematic because the field is more than simply the sum of its disciplinary parts, this encyclopedia serves an important purpose in bringing together research traditions that might receive only scant notice in particular disciplinary encyclopedia.
Encyclopedia of Urban Studies Press Reviews
...The entries in this comprehensive work span the disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, urban design and architecture, geography, and political science.... This is a forward-thinking reference work, focusing on topics relevant to the 21st-century metropolis.... Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through faculty/ researchers; general readers. -- CHOICE In this urban age there is clearly a need for such major works as Ray Hutchison's excellent two-volume Encyclopedia of Urban Studies.... This encyclopedia is a testament to the intellectual breadth of urban studies as a field, as well as to its significance and global scope. Scholars from around the world have contributed to what is an invaluable research tool for anyone studying aspects of both urbanization (the growth of cities) and urbanism (city life). -- P.D. Smith