© 2005

Globalization and Urban Development

  • Harry W. Richardson
  • Chang-Hee Christine Bae

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Harry W. Richardson, Chang-Hee Christine Bae
    Pages 1-10
  3. Globalization in General

  4. The Urban Hierarchy

  5. City-Specific Studies

  6. Issues

    1. Jungyul Sohn, Tschangho John Kim, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings
      Pages 273-288
    2. Peter J. Marcotullio, Sarah Rothenberg, Miri Nakahara
      Pages 289-310

About this book


Most research on globalization has focused on macroeconomic and economy-wide consequences. This book explores an under-researched area, the impacts of globalization on cities and national urban hierarchies, especially but not solely in developing countries. Most of the globalization-urban research has concentrated on the "global cities" (e.g. New York, London, Paris, Tokyo) that influence what happens in the rest of the world. In contrast, this research looks at the cities at the receiving end of the forces of globalization. The general finding is that large cities, on balance, benefit from globalization, although in some cases at the expense of widening spatial inequities.


Global Cities Globalization Governance Information Technology (IT) International Impacts Metropolitan region Spatial Structure World Cities developing countries development integration regional development urban development landscape/regional and urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Harry W. Richardson
    • 1
  • Chang-Hee Christine Bae
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLOS AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urban Design and PlanningUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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