Global City

A global city (also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center) is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system. The concept comes from geography and urban studies and rests on the idea that globalization can be understood as largely created, facilitated, and enacted in strategic geographic locales according to a hierarchy of importance to the operation of the global system of finance and trade.

The most complex of these entities is the global city, whereby the linkages binding a city have a direct and tangible effect on global affairs through socio-economic means. The use of global city, as opposed to megacity, was popularized by sociologist Saskia Sassen in her 1991 work, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo though the term world city to describe cities that control a disproportionate amount of global business dates to at least the May 1886 description of Liverpool by the Illustrated London News. Patrick Geddes also used the term "world city" later in 1915. Cities can fall from such categorization, as in the case of cities that have become less cosmopolitan and less internationally renowned in the current era, e.g., Alexandria, Egypt; Coimbra, Portugal; and Thessaloniki, Greece.

Read more about Global City:  Criteria

Other articles related to "global city, city, global":

St. Luke's Medical Center- Global City
... The Bonifacio Global City branch in Taguig opened on 16 January 2010, and has become a favored hospital for politicians, businessmen, celebrities, and medical ... Luke's Medical Center-Global City has 14-storey, 628-bed nursing tower with a helipad and a sprawling podium that houses the ancillary services ...
Global City Innovative College
... GLOBAL City Innovative College is a private college at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City ...
Taguig - Education
... the Philippines, Taguig campus Technological University of the Philippines-Taguig Campus Taguig City University TESDA Private - Tertiary Global City Innovative College STI College St ... Manila Korean International School Philippines Manila Japanese School Taguig City is home to several prestigious international schools such as the British School Manila ... Other schools in Fort Bonifacio are the Global City Innovative College, Leaders International Christian School (Christian-based curriculum), Everest Academy Manila (a Catholic-run ...
Studies - Global City Competitiveness Index
... Unit (The Economist Group), ranked the competitiveness of global cities according to their demonstrated ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors ... Rank City Score 1 New York City 71.4 2 London 70.4 3 Singapore 70.0 4 Hong Kong 69.3 4 Paris 69.3 6 Tokyo 68.0 7 Zurich 66.8 8 Washington, D.C. 56.7 37 Birmingham 56.6 37 Taipei 56.6 39 Beijing 56.0 40 Dubai 55.9 Rank City Score 41 Abu Dhabi 55.8 41 Barcelona 55.8 43 Miami 55.2 43 Shanghai 55.2 45 Kuala Lumpur 55.0 46 Prague 53.7 47 ...

Famous quotes containing the words city and/or global:

    When the city gate catches fire, it’s the fish in the moat who suffer.
    Chinese proverb.

    The Sage of Toronto ... spent several decades marveling at the numerous freedoms created by a “global village” instantly and effortlessly accessible to all. Villages, unlike towns, have always been ruled by conformism, isolation, petty surveillance, boredom and repetitive malicious gossip about the same families. Which is a precise enough description of the global spectacle’s present vulgarity.
    Guy Debord (b. 1931)