Globalization and Urban Development / Edition 1

Globalization and Urban Development / Edition 1

by Harry W. Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540223622

ISBN-13: 9783540223627

Pub. Date: 08/23/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Most research on globalization has focused on macroeconomic and economy-wide consequences. This book explores an under-researched area, the impacts of globalization on cities and national urban hierarchies, especially but not solely in developing countries. Most of the globalization-urban research has concentrated on the "global cities" (e.g. New York, London,

Overview

Most research on globalization has focused on macroeconomic and economy-wide consequences. This book explores an under-researched area, the impacts of globalization on cities and national urban hierarchies, especially but not solely in developing countries. Most of the globalization-urban research has concentrated on the "global cities" (e.g. New York, London, Paris, Tokyo) that influence what happens in the rest of the world. In contrast, this research looks at the cities at the receiving end of the forces of globalization. The general finding is that large cities, on balance, benefit from globalization, although in some cases at the expense of widening spatial inequities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540223627
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/23/2005
Series:
Advances in Spatial Science Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Globalization in General.- The Urban Hierarchy.- City-Specific Studies.- Issues.

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