And what a book.
Spatial application of economic theory using old and new modelling techniques to look at urban and regional phenomena.
Long running textbook that introduces the basics of urban economic theory and concepts. As well as some economic policy ideas to deal with urban problems.
Important stocktake that cities should not necessarily be celebrated given their contradictions, and that these tensions make cities what they are.
Urban and economic geography, looking at what makes cities grow and decline. Particular focus on urban development from forces that are economic, institutional, innovational/interactional, and political.
Largely mathematical underpinning of urban economics principles, that help those new to subject have a clear and precise introduction