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Globalization and the world of large cities

  • Publisher(s): United Nations University (UNU)
  • Reference code: DRR9418
  • Publication date: 1998
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9280809997
  • Author(s): Lo, Fu-chen; Yeung, Yue-man
  • Target audience: DRR experts/ practitioners
  • Number of pages: 530 p.
  • Price: Unknown

This book is a major contribution to the study of urbanization and globalization. It has built upon a series of regional research projects focused on mega-cities. Some findings featured in this volume form a basis for a comprehensive survey of how globalization has impacted upon urban growth and structures in different parts of the world. Rich in theoretical and policy perspectives, the book is balanced by cross-regional and cultural empirical analyses, data and illustrations, and its conclusions will be helpful to scholars and planners in developed and developing nations. The world’s urban future is analysed through a number of critical themes which relate to globalization, such as urban corridors, Islamic cities, new technologies, transport and telecommunications, financial centres, and food issues.

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