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Reviews of Global Urban Competitiveness 2017–2018 Driving Force, Agglomeration, Connectivity and the New Global City

  • Pengfei NiEmail author
  • Marco Kamiya
  • Li Shen
  • Weijin Gong
  • Haidong Xu
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Abstract

At present, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities and the global urbanization process is accelerating. According to the latest United Nations report, it is expected that the proportion of urban population in the world will set a record of 66% by 2050. With an unprecedented wave of urbanization, the city’s victory is becoming a living reality. The development of science and technology and economy has promoted the accelerated development of urbanization and the rapid rise of cities. The city has become an important carrier of global economy and scientific and technological activities. The development extent and link range of global science and technology and economy determine the development pattern and connection of global cities.

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© China Social Sciences Press 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pengfei Ni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Kamiya
    • 2
  • Li Shen
    • 3
  • Weijin Gong
    • 1
  • Haidong Xu
    • 3
  1. 1.National Academy of Economic Strategy, CASSBeijingChina
  2. 2.UN-HABITATNairobiKenya
  3. 3.Graduate School of the CASSBeijingChina

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