Global Cities

An image comparing the present day with Toronto from only 13 years ago has some comparing the Canadian city to New York in the 1920s.
Jan 20, 2015   National Post
Finding the existing frameworks for describing "global cities" to be highly divergent, Aaron Renn suggests his own and requests feedback to continue improving the scheme.
Dec 30, 2014   The Urbanophile
A report from the London School of Economics focuses on the growth of cities around the world between 2012 and 2030, proposing a "3C model" for growth to ensure economic prosperity and to limit emissions.
Nov 26, 2014   LSE Cities
New report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate describes specific actions which can strengthen economic performance and reduce climate change risks. A key strategy is to build better, more productive cities.
Sep 17, 2014   Better Growth Better Climate
After the New Cities Summit last week, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week, Dallas has been the location of a lot of recent discussion about the future of cities.
Jun 23, 2014   Dallas Morning News
Respected consulting firm McKinsey & Company offers a detailed report on the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work.
Sep 5, 2013   McKinsey & Company
Representing the Global Cities Initiative, Richard M. Daley and Bruce Katz report on the current status of Miami's economy and offer tips they deem necessary to boost the regional economy into true "global" status.
Jul 18, 2012   The Miami Herald
<em>Intelligent Life</em> magazine asks what city would be the capital of the world.
Aug 25, 2011   Intelligent Life
Emily Peck counts down the top ten most global cities now that more than half the world's population is urbanized. The 21st century will be dominated by the city, writes Parag Khanna. “The age of nations is over. The new urban age has begun.”
Sep 19, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Miami could be the next major American city, and one that other global cities should try to emulate, according to this interview with economist Saskia Sassen.
Sep 10, 2010   Foreign Policy
In 1991, author and sociologist Saskia Sassen predicted that cities would make a comeback in her book The Global City. Now that her prediction has come true, Christina Larson talks to Sassen about what makes a "global city."
Sep 2, 2010   Foreign Policy Magazine