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Cities and Societies - february 3 - the rise of world cities The rise of the Global service economy shift to services as total % of GDP mostly through FDI (foreign direct investment) by TNC ʼ s - i.e. producer services : accounting, advertising, computing, data processing, ±nancial and legal management, management consulting - need to for face to face communication = concentration in world cities world cities : (command and control centers of the world) - places of “multiple links” - economic, cultural, political decisions are made - headquarters of TNCs, NGOs, media - ²ow of capital (stock exchanges) and info tech are critical = where globalization “happens” most intensely Criteria - command functions - ±nancial markets - producer services - telecommunications infrastructure - hubs of network Exs: New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Washington DC, Frankfurt, Milan, Geneva, Zurich, Sydney, Paris, Rome, San Francisco (and Silicon Valley) Global Urban Hierarchy
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course GEOG 140 taught by Professor Benton-short during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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