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Geography and Planning

The Cultural Role of World CitiesWorld cities are nodes an their cultural organization involves local and transnational relationshipsFour social categories of people who play major parts in the making of contemporary world cities all four are transnational and the people involved are physically present in the world cities for some larger or smaller parts of their lives but they also have strong ties to other places in the world Without these people the cities wouldnt have their global characteroTransnational business main functions are those of management banking and finance legal services accounting technical consulting transportation research and higher educationoThurd world populationsoPeople concerned with culture in a narrower sense and people somehow specializing in expressive activitiesoTourists not officially included in the populations of world cities but always present in considerable numbersThe people in these categories are presumably engaged in the transnational flow of culture by being mobile themselves numbers have grown due to recent changes in technology and economy of tr
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