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Geography and Planning
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JGI216H1
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Herbert Kronzucker

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JGI 216 September 30, 2010-09-30
Global City Formation
Large Metropolises fragility of these places
Global City
What images?
Skyscrapers, stock market, borders, gangs (inequalities), recognizable names,
airports, headquarters, developed infrastructures, tourism, history, culture, etc.
NY, London, Japan, Singapore
-power (dynamic), exchange, capital, flow of information, transnational capitalist
class (Wall St. person)
World/Global City= interchangeable terms.
-economic activity = sped up
-disproportionate amounts of business
-intangible level ideas, flow of information
Two main scholars
Saskia Sassen (1991)- book: The Global City: NY, London, Tokyo
economical activity- globlaized, moving with greater frequency and ease
-world system of cities
-command and control centres
-concentration of hyper profit but also disperse of economic land space
Friedmann (1996)- academic, policy
1.regional, international economies into a global system
2.spatial dimension (?)
3.social and economic interactions are intense, large amounts of diversity
(diff culture, gender, religion, etc.)
4.hierarchical ranking
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JGI 216 September 30, 2010-09-30 Global City Formation Large Metropolises fragility of these places Global City What images? Skyscrapers, stock market, borders, gangs (inequalities), recognizable names, airports, headquarters, developed infrastructures, tourism, history, culture, etc. NY, London, Japan, Singapore -power (dynamic), exchange, capital, flow of information, transnational capitalist class (Wall St. person) WorldGlobal City= interchangeable terms. -economic activity = sped up -disproportionate amounts of business -intangible level ideas, flow of information Two main scholars Saskia Sassen (1
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