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Homogenization of landscapes
- Explain the evolution of uniform urban landscapes; the effects of common commercial activity, structures, styles of construction and infrastructure.
On this page we will look at resources about:
The factors that can be considered responsible for the evolution of uniform urban landscapes.
Click on the map above to access an interactive map of World Cities on Loughborough Universities 'Global and World Cities' website.
Specialised differences of cities
Globalization and World Cities Research Network
This website, from Loughborough University, brings together research on Globalization and World Cities. This research network focuses upon the external relations of world cities.
Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI)
An independent unbiased service, the Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI) is the largest web resource dedicated to urban design and placemaking.
For nearly 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures.
Starbucks and McDonalds
Click on this image to view a poster about globalised companies, in particular Starbucks and McDonalds.
Why cities matter
This 2006 essay by Saskia Sassen of the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics, discusses a wide variety of aspects relating to cities and includes information on the homogenization of city landscapes.
The global monoculture
For 25 years, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends. This page on their website looks at the global monoculture and ‘Free Trade’ versus Culture and Democracy.
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Books in the Senior Library
Access to Geography by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 307.76
An up-to-date overview of urban geography through the study of both the role of cities in a changing world and the distinctive sections within cities including detailed commentary on: Central business districts; Inner cities; Zones of transition; Residential environments; Edge of city land use; Transport and accessibility within cities; Global, high-tech and future cities.
Making Sense of Cities by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 307.76
Making Sense of Cities provides an accessible introduction to urban geography. It gives students a sense of the patterns and processes of urbanization and cities, recognizing the significance of globalization, economics, politics and culture from a range of perspectives.
Geographies of Global Change by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Humanities 304.2 (GEO)
This volume provides students with a series of critical insights into the economic, political, social, cultural and ecological dimensions of change at every geographical scale from the global to the local.
Cities of the World by
This text offers a regional survey of world urban development. Focusing on the eleven major culture realms of the world, the volume examines each region's urban history, economy, and culture and society, and offers engaging case studies of major representative cities. Introductory and concluding chapters frame the regional discussion by summarizing world urban history and by looking to the future of urban development. Maps, graphs, tables, photos, color satellite images, recommended readings, web sites, and UN data on major cities offer rich additional resources for students. Click the link to see sample chapters.
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