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Global Cities
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Global Cities
Past, Present and Future



August 2020 | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The pivotal nodes in the world city network are global cities---cities of supreme strategic value in global economy and politics, science and technology, culture, and society. Global Cities: Past, Present and Future explores the evolution of global cities---their formation, rise, development and tendencies. This book summarizes and interprets global tendencies and also puts forward a theoretical framework that will help researchers understand these cities better. It also makes a compelling case for understanding every city in terms of evolutionary dynamics. 

The first eight chapters of the book discuss the ontology of global city evolution and patterns, forms and trends of development. The last two chapters study the case of Shanghai, which aims to build itself into an important global city by 2050. This case study illustrates the shaping of a new type of global city that demonstrates new characteristics of the globalized space.

 
Introduction
 
Literature Review
 
Global Cities Research
 
The Studies of Global Space
 
Studies on the World City Network
 
Dynamic Evolution Research
 
Definition of Global Cities
 
Methodology of Conceptualization
 
Global City Paradigm
 
Clarification of Some Confusing Concepts
 
Evolutionary Ontology and Its Core Category
 
Ontology of Global Cities
 
The Core Category
 
Connected Spaces
 
Evolution Framework: World City Network
 
Complex Interlocking Network Model
 
Network Structure
 
Evolutionary Dynamics
 
Framework of Dynamics
 
Influencing Factors
 
Evolutionary Process
 
Evolutionary Model
 
Dominant Model of Evolution
 
Diversity in Evolution (Types)
 
Evolutionary Tendencies of Global Cities
 
Evolutionary Tendencies Based on Network Intensification
 
Evolution Trend Based on the Isotropic World City Network
 
The Evolution of Space
 
Space Expansion
 
Evolutionary Trend of Spatial Expansion Processes
 
A Case Study of ‘Shanghai 2050’ Global City Vision (Part I)
 
Strategic Drive: Prospects of Globalization
 
Strategic Opportunities: Reshaping of World Pattern
 
The Rise of China as Strategic Support
 
Shanghai’s Endogenous Foundation for Global Cities Evolution
 
A Case Study of ‘Shanghai 2050’ Global City Vision (Part II)
 
Prospects of Shanghai’s Evolution to a Global City
 
Shanghai’s Vision of Becoming a Global City
 
Core Functions of Shanghai as a Global City
 
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