Urban Geography

The study of cities and urban processes is the basis of urban geography, a subdiscipline of geography.

Book cover for "Hella Town" by Mitchell Schwarzer.

Review | Hella Town: Oakland’s History of Development and Disruption

G.T. Dempsey

'Hella Town: Oakland’s History of Development and Disruption' by Mitchell Schwarzer is a superb example of urban history.

Image of central Melbourne in 2016. Photo: the International Space Station.

These Cities are the Most Unaffordable Places to Buy a House in the World

Caitlin Dempsey

Urban Reform Institute and Frontier Centre for Public Policy evaluated housing markets for 92 metropolitan areas in eight countries to see how affordable they area.

A view of a suburban subdivision being developed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Image: USGS, public domain.

What are 15-Minute Cities?

Elizabeth Borneman

What if you could get from home to your job to the grocery store to the park, all in 15 minutes?

Review | Dreamers and Schemers

G.T. Dempsey

Barry Siegel's "Dreamers and Schemers" features William May Garland who propelled LA's early development into a major metropolis through his ‘irresistible life force’ of salesmanship.

Review | The 99% Invisible City

G.T. Dempsey

The 99% Invisible City explains the small mysteries in our everyday urban geography.