NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FALL COURSES! ORDER YOUR EXAM COPY TODAY!Long the leading text in urban sociology, "The Urban World" continues to provide a ... Show synopsis NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FALL COURSES! ORDER YOUR EXAM COPY TODAY!Long the leading text in urban sociology, "The Urban World" continues to provide a comprehensive, balanced, up-to-date, cross-cultural look at cities and suburbs around the world. Offering a 21st century view of the changing urban scene, the text covers evolving urban patterns and the changing nature of urban life. Combining expert scholarship with a readable style that students appreciate, J. John Palen is one of America 's leading urban sociologists, who travels the world and adds new insights gleaned firsthand to each succeeding edition of his text.New to the 9th Edition: 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. The political effect of U.S. reapportionment and redistricting based on the 2010 census. The impact of the Great Recession and the virtual collapse of the housing market. The hidden growth of suburban poverty. The continued growth of Latinos as the largest U.S. minority and its demographic and social consequences. Latest census findings and discussion of how the metro areas of both the U.S. and Canada are changing. Rebirth of central cities and its causes and consequences. The post-recession future of North American cities. The dramatic changes taking place in the cities of the world 's two largest nations, India and China. The future of urban developments such as smart growth, new urbanism, and the greening of cities. International urban changes including Dubai 's tallest building and Abu Dhabi 's city of the future. New photos and illustrations, including the U.S. foreclosure crisis and the BP oil disaster Published in paperback at a Be Kind to Your Students lower price. An integrated photo and illustration program for both historical and contemporary subjects, including new photos of the U.S. foreclosure crisis, the rebuilding of the U.S. Gulf coast region newly elected and appointed U.S. governmental officials, and the impacts of redistricting coming out of the 2010 census. The text seeks to continue its clear writing style with strong student appeal. What also hasn t changed are enduring features such as strong academic content and instructor friendly organization. It is also accompanied by a comprehensive test item file for qualified instructors. "The Urban World" is in its ninth edition because it successfully works as a text.