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Global Cities examines the distinctive commercial, residential, and spatial features of the major cities of the contemporary world--cities housing the financial and cultural activities that are most consequential for everyone, regardless of where they live. The development of these influential cities is intimately related to the emergence of modern telecommunications, the ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 12th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 2004)
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This is a very informative short book, which lays out some of the basic tools for thinking about those cities which, thanks to globalization (a process which has benefited them and which they have been key players in enabling to occur in the first place), have a truly global economic and cultural reach. The author insightfully and succinctly lays out a ranking of the top economic and cultural centers of the world; the similarities between their development and size in regards to corporate ...more