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Sept. 28 - Lecture Note - Globalization

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Geography
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GGR124H1
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Deborah Cowen

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Sept 28 - Globalization
Today's Class
1.Global Urbanization
2.Globalization
3."Global Cities"
4."Anti" and "Alter" Globalization
Today's Questions:
Why is globalization so important to cities (and vice versa)
Why have urbanization and globalization taken shape together?
What do we mean by "globalization"?
How has globalization transformed the urban fabric?
"Society has become completely urbanized" (Lefebvre, 1970)
What might this mean?
Answer 1: A dramatic expansion of the global urban population
Global Urbanization
Between 1980 and 2000, the number of city dwellers in the world grew by 1.1 billion
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Speeding up of transportation of goods (containers)
Distribution centres
Answer 2: A worldwide transformation of social, cultural and economic life organized
by urbanization
Globalization
'remains hard to define' - globalization's 'dirty little secret'
(Bunting and Rutherford 2006: 65)
Economic Globalization
Growth of transnational corporations and 'offshoring'
Industrialization of the global south
Growing power of supranational financial institutions
Changing international division of labour
Rise of high-tech, biotech, new media, and other industries
Increased mobility of capital
Organization of production and markets at a global scale
Changing communications and transportation technologies
Political Globalization
The 'hollowing out' of nation-states
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Sept 28 - Globalization Todays Class 1. Global Urbanization 2. Globalization 3. Global Cities 4. Anti and Alter Globalization Todays Questions: Why is globalization so important to cities (and vice versa) Why have urbanization and globalization taken shape together? What do we mean by globalization? How has globalization transformed the urban fabric? Society has become completely urbanized (Lefebvre, 1970) What might this mean? Answer 1: A dramatic expansion of the global urban population Global Urbanization Between 1980 and 2000, the number of city dwellers in the world grew by 1.1 billion Get notes from blackboard Speeding up of transportation of goods (containers) Distribution centres
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