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  • Globalization and the New Urban Challenge

Globalization and the New Urban Challenge

Yue-man Yeung

English , 2000/01 HKIAPS, Occasional Paper Series Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK

Tags: Sociology

215 x 140 mm , 20pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-441-109-6

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At the beginning of a new century, several major urban trends can be noted, along with several tendencies that are likely to shape the urban future. A new global economy has emerged, in which the role of cities has heightened and cities are differentiated by their success or failure in capitalizing on new opportunities. Under the forces of globalization, cities in whatever part of the world have displayed a certain degree of convergence. In the age of globalization, the roles of cities - cultural, political and economic - have also changed. As the world prepares for a more urbanized and globalized future, knowledge and the ability to generate and disseminate knowledge will constitute elements that thriving cities will aspire to acquire.

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