Cities in a World Economy examines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book features a cross-disciplinary approach to urban sociology using global examples, and discusses the impact of global processes on the social structure of cities. The Fifth Edition reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.




Exhibit A.3.1 ■ Urban Growth Patterns in Select Developing Countries, Select Periods, 1980–2030 (Numbers and Percentage)

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a. World Bank (2017f).

b. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014).

c. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017).

Exhibit A.3.2 ■ Population Change in Select European Cities, Select Periods, 1970–2015 (Percentages)

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a. Data for 1970–1990 taken from European Institute of Urban Affairs (1992: 56).

b. Data for 1990–2015 taken from UN DESA (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs), Population Division (2014).

Note: Core City refers to cities in growth or dynamic regions in Western Europe.

Exhibit A.3.3 ■ Location of Top Banking, Industrial, and Commercial Firms by City, Select Years, 1960–2016

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a. Calculations based on Fortune (2016).

b. Calculations based on Fortune ...

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