Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis
Spatial thinking and analysis are essential for informed urban policy making in a global world. Urban planners need to understand how cities are organized and how residential patterns are shaped as a result of population and employment changes. Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis illustrates how GIS technology can be applied to urban planning and policy challenges to enhance our efforts in providing solutions. This book is a valuable resource for urban studies and planning students, international development professionals, human settlement experts in the developing world, as well as urban planning practioners.
The book’s accompanying CD contains data and printable, step-by-step GIS exercises, including a self-directed project, that enable students and users to make maps and explore themes covered in the chapters. ArcView® 9 and the ArcGIS® Spatial Analyst extension are required to complete the exercises.
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Ayse Pamuk is associate professor and chair of the Department of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University. Her expertise is in housing and urban policy, international planning, and research methods. She holds PhD and MCP degrees in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Science Foundation grant to integrate GIS into social science research methods curricula. Her research-based articles have been published in leading urban studies and urban planning journals, including International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Studies, Habitat International, and Journal of Planning Education and Research.
ISBN: 9781589481435 2006 208 pages $49.95