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Emerging global cities

Emerging global cities
origin, structure, and significance

  • ISBN: 9780231205177
  • Editorial: Columbia University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: New York. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 368
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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Certain cities-most famously New York, London, and Tokyo-have been identified as "global cities," whose function in the world economy transcends national borders. Without the same fanfare, formerly peripheral and secondary cities have been growing in importance, emerging as global cities in their own right. The striking similarity of the skylines of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore is no coincidence: despite following different historical paths, all three have achieved newfound prominence through parallel trends.

In this groundbreaking book, Alejandro Portes and Ariel C. Armony demonstrate how the rapid and unexpected rise of these three cities recasts global urban studies. They identify the constellation of factors that allow certain urban places to become "emerging global cities"-centers of commerce, finance, art, and culture for entire regions. The book traces the transformations of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore, identifying key features common to these emerging global cities. It contrasts them with "global hopefuls," cities that, at one point or another, aspired to become global, and analyzes how Hong Kong is threatened with the loss of this status. Portes and Armony highlight the importance of climate change to the prospects of emerging global cities, showing how the same economic system that propelled their rise now imperils their future. Emerging Global Cities provides a powerful new framework for understanding the role of peripheral cities in the world economy and how they compete for and sometimes achieve global standing.

Part I
1. The Role of Cities in the Capitalist Economy: An Overview
2. Dubai: From Marginal Gulf Town to Regional Hub, by Rana Tomaira
3. Miami: From Winter Resort to Hemispheric Capital, with the collaboration of Brandon P. Martinez
4. Singapore: From Fishing Village to World-Class Metropolis, with the collaboration of Larry Liu
Part II
5. Global Hopefuls: An Overview
6. New Orleans: A Century of Decline, with the collaboration of Larry Liu
7. São Paulo: Brazil’s Always-Aspiring City, with the collaboration of Rosa Hassan De Ferrari and Anthony Ocepek
8. Lagos: Africa’s New Dubai?, with the collaboration of Rosa Hassan De Ferrari and Anthony Ocepek
Part III
9. Hong Kong: A Threatened Global City, by Larry Liu
Conclusion: Theoretical Implications, Climate Change, and Future Challenges


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