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Global Cities

“What is a Global City?” by Aaron M. Renn, 2012,Newgeography, provides multiple definitions of the concept of a global city.


“What Makes a City ‘Global’? Is There One Model of the ‘Global City’ or Competing Versions?” by Zander Byng, presents contrasting global city models.


The article “The World’s Most Influential Cities” by Joel Kotkin, Forbes, 2014, discusses rankings and challenges faced by global cities.


The article “Megacities vs. Global Cities: Development and Institutions”by Lise Bourdeau-Lepage and Jean-Marie Huriot, 2006, discusses the emergence of global cities and mega cities and their divergence.


The article “Global Cities and Developmental States: New York, Tokyo and Seoul” by Richard Child Hill, 2000, discusses the world city concept and the global city argument.


“Global Cities and Diasporic Networks: Microsites in Global Civil Society” by Saskia Sassen, 2002, discusses what makes global cities unique and different from national states and describes the inner-workings and networks that make a global city global.


“Global Cities in the South: Deepening Social and Spatial Polarization in Cape Town” by Charlotte Lemanski, 2007, focuses on a case study of Cape Town in order to discover if the global competitiveness of a city affects its ability to address domestic socio-economic redistribution.


“Global Cities, Systemic Power, and Upper-Middle-Class Influence” by Herman L. Boschken, 2003, argues that it is not only transnational connectedness that differentiates a global city from a non-global city, but also the elevated presence and influence of an upper middle class.


“Global Cities: Gorillas in our Midst” by Michele Acuto, 2010, discusses the growing importance of global cities and their influence in the world.


“Tourism in US Global Cities: A Comparison of New York and Los Angeles” by David Gladstone and Susan Fainstein, 2000, looks at how culture in New York and Los Angeles attracts tourism and the influence tourism has had on these two cities.


“Global Cities and the Transformation of the International System” by Simon Curtis, 2010, discusses the importance of global cities for globalization and its influence in changing the international system.


“New York: A Global City for the Global Economy” by Steven Cohen, 2011, specifically discusses New York and its role as a global city.


“Global Cities as Drivers of World Economy Globalization” by Denis Ushakov, 2013, discusses global city formation, the effect of this in the global economy, and in transnationalization.


“The Global City: Introducing a Concept” by Saskia Sassen, 2005, demonstrates the global city as a facilitator of globalization.


“The Global City: Whose Social Construct is it Anyway?” By Michael Peter Smith discusses debates in the models of global cities. Looks at global cities as social constructs.


“Global Cities: Gorillas in our Midst” by Michele Acuto, 2010, discusses the growing importance of global cities and their influence in the world.


“The Global City: Strategic Site/New Frontier” by Saskia Sassen discusses global cities as places of economic strength and corporate power, but also of cultural diversity and a place for marginalized people to find their voices.


The A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2015 Press Release provides information on 2015 findings and rankings on global cities.


A.T. Kearney 2015 interactive map on global cities.


2014 Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook from A.T. Kearney.


2012 Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook from A.T. Kearney.


2010 Global Cities Index from A.T. Kearney.


“Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness” A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist, 2012.