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Globalization and the world of large cities

Source(s):  United Nations University (UNU)

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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  • Globalization and the world of large cities
  • Publication date 1998
  • Author(s) Lo, Fu-chen; Yeung, Yue-man
  • Number of pages 530 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9280809997

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