W_1_Global_DefinBlackboard - CRP 101 Global Cities...

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1 CRP 101: Global Cities Professor: Ann Forsyth, [email protected] Section Teaching Assistants: Josh Kirschner, [email protected] Kajri Misra, [email protected] Other: Lesli Hoey [email protected] http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/ crp101/ + Blackboard Sendai, Japan 2. Terminology Defining “Global Cities” Typical dimensions Global City, also World City – Economically important city (esp. finance, producer services e.g. accounting) – Major transportation and communication hub – Multinational corporation main offices – Cosmopolitan – Major authors include Saskia Sassen and John Friedmann Great city—not clearly defined (big? destination?) Global city—cities around the globe Also megacities—metro areas over about 10 million 2. Terminology Defining “Cities” in this Class Urban/metropolitan area of some size “Urban” area of some density, typically starts at a few thousand; “city” at a few tens of thousands “Cities” contain both central or core cities (municipalities, older areas) and suburbs City = Metropolis More in key words This is an urban area part of an official Global City you’ll see on the next map Global and World Cities Hierarchy http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/citymap.html Cities Over 5 Million • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/world/06/urbanisati
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course CRP 1101 taught by Professor Kudva during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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