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Urban Geography II Geography 103 3 November, 2011
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Defining Global Cities Peter Hall defined world cities in 1960 Definition: ‘There are certain great cities, in which a disproportionate share of the world’s most important business is conducted’
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Are some cities more “important” than others? Major centers of political power National centers of trade, finance, insurance Centers of culture, services and products They are not determined by population size World cities are centers of global power and influence
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Why Global Cities Modern era: enhanced transport, communication, financial and media flows Social networks stretched out across the globe but unevenly Majority of points of connection lie in cities in North America, Europe and East Asia These points of connection or nodes have are called global or world cities
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Points of Connection: The 3 Cities that “Run the World” New York London Tokyo
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 450:103 taught by Professor Andrucki during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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