In search of causality: a regional approach to urban growth in eighteenth‐century england

  title={In search of causality: a regional approach to urban growth in eighteenth‐century england},
  author={J. Stobart},
  journal={Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography},
  pages={149 - 163}
  • J. Stobart
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography
The simple equation of industrialisation and urbanisation contains much truth: recent national surveys confirm that rapid coal‐based industrial growth spawned massive urban development in Britain. And yet at the local level a wide diversity of growth experiences reflect a complex and overlapping nexus of growth stimuli which defy attempts at generalisation. In taking a regional perspective, this paper seeks to occupy a productive middle ground in this ongoing debate. Placing urban growth in… Expand
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