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8.3.2 Urban Places
General information World cities
Mega cities Urban dynamics

General information

Urban Places from NSW HSC Online
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/geography/#111009

Urban areas from GEO: Global Environment Outlook
http://www.grida.no/geo/geo3/english/401.htm

Our Urbanised World from Pearson Education
http://www.longman.com.au/atlas/compweb/bn/bn-2001-3/bn-urban.htm

Megacities - nightmare or chance for developing countries? International Conference 2002
http://www1.kas.de/international/konferenz02-06-17/index_en.html
See Conference Papers and Links

Links - In general from Megacities - nightmare or chance for developing countries? International Conference 2002
http://www1.kas.de/international/konferenz02-06-17/ingeneral.html
Includes a number of pages with useful data, also see, Peter Newman - Globalization, World Cities and Urban Planning: Developing a conceptual framework.

The Urbanizing World from Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC
http://www.research.umbc.edu/~harries/urbansummaryppt.pdf

Victorian Resources Online: Population centres from Department of Primary Industries, Vic
http://www.nre.vic.gov.au/web/root/Domino/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/pop_popcentres

The State of the World's Cities Report 2001 from United Nations
http://www.unchs.org/Istanbul+5/statereport.htm


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World cities

Large cities from Macquarie University
http://www.es.mq.edu.au/hsc/Lcity/lecoh.htm

Large cities study - Mexico City a newsclipping kit from the State Library of New South Wales
http://infocus.slnsw.gov.au/res/resdesc.cfm?res_code=344&sres;=1

GaWC Research Bulletins from Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network at Loughborough University, UK
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/publicat.html
GaWC Research Bulletins are publication-submission versions of academic papers reporting research on relations between world cities.
Two examples of projects conducted by GaWC are:

The Geographical Scope of London as a World City: A Relational Study
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/projects/project2.html

London and New York in the World City Hierarchy: A Relational Study
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/projects/project3.html
For results of this project, see GaWC Research Bulletin 2 http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/rb/rb2.html

World cities from NSW HSC Online
http://hsc.csu.edu.au/geography/urban/cities/worldcities/World_Cities.html


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Mega cities

Mega-cities: Innovations for urban life
http://www.megacitiesproject.org/

Sustainability of Mega-cities
http://globalsustainability.org/AGS2002/PDF/Hanaki_Presentation.pdf

Some Demographics of Mega Cities
http://www3.sympatico.ca/truegrowth/demographics.htm

Istanbul: A mega city in a developing country from Macquarie University
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/geog/ISTANBUL.pdf

Urban Management and Associated environmental issues in Asian Megacities
http://cities.canberra.edu.au/publications/urban_asia.html

Possible urban worlds from the Megacities Foundation lecture series
http://www.megacities.nl/lecture_harvey_report.htm

Megacities, world cities and global cities from the Megacities Foundation lecture series
http://www.megacities.nl/lecture_hall.htm

Urban economies and fading distances from the Megacities Foundation lecture series
http://www.megacities.nl/lecture_sassen.htm

Identity in the city from the Megacities Foundation lecture series
http://www.megacities.nl/lecture_sudjic.htm

Megacity Mumbai presentation given at Megacities - nightmare or chance for developing countries? International Conference 2002
http://www1.kas.de/international/konferenz02-06-17/samant_en.pdf

Megacities in Asia presentation given at Megacities - nightmare or chance for developing countries? International Conference 2002
hhttp://www1.kas.de/international/konferenz02-06-17/sosmena_en.html

Shanghai as a Mega-City, under the Influence of Globalization presentation given at Megacities - nightmare or chance for developing countries? International Conference 2002
http://www1.kas.de/international/konferenz02-06-17/shiling_en.html


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Urban dynamics

Urban Dynamics Research Program from US Geological Survey
http://landcover.usgs.gov/urban/intro.html

Fringe city and contested countryside: population trends and policy developments around Sydney from the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney
http://www.urbanfrontiers.uws.edu.au/publications/downloads/issues/webb06.pdf

Social exclusion, regeneration and citizen participation from the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney
http://www.urbanfrontiers.uws.edu.au/publications/downloads/issues/webb01.pdf

Social planning and disadvantage in the Sydney context from the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney
http://www.urbanfrontiers.uws.edu.au/publications/downloads/issues/webb09.pdf

"Third City Suburbs": Options for housing policy in ageing middle ring suburbs from the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney
http://www.urbanfrontiers.uws.edu.au/publications/downloads/issues/webb10.pdf

The local impacts of urban consolidation poilcy: The experience of three councils (summary and conclusions) from the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney
http://www.urbanfrontiers.uws.edu.au/publications/downloads/ucsummary.pdf
The full report is available from http://www.urbanfrontiers.uws.edu.au/research/urban.phtml#consolidation

Urban Australia: Where most of us live from CSIRO Office of Space Science & Applications - Earth Observation Centre
http://www.cossa.csiro.au/lb/lbbook/urban/urban1.htm

Building Better Cities - a Case Study of Large Cities and Urban Dynamics in Sydney from Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre
http://www.observhill-e.schools.nsw.edu.au/bbc.html


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