Urbanization of the Earth/Urbanisierung der Erde

Urban geography is a lively and almost unlimited field of research. Supported by its neighboring disciplines such as demography, sociology, economics and technologies of construction, urban planning and politics, traffic management and communications, it seeks to recognize trends and principles, and with regard to the future, to facilitate structured action.
Entitled “Urbanization of the Earth,” this series of volumes provides a basis for critically investigating a crucial junction in the relationships between man and the Earth.
Humans, be it individuals or the society as a whole, have proved to be a powerful force for shaping the surface of the Earth, almost equalling natural phenomena. Many more urban phenomena await study with a force and analysis – generating a great deal of material, at least for further studies within urban geography and the observation of this lively interface of intensive relationships between humans and their environment.