Global Cities

October 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institution's Global Cities Initiative recently released a report proposing a new definition for global cities, which is actually seven definitions.
December 24, 2015, 5am PST
Geographer Duncan Smith mapped the predicted trajectory of worldwide urban growth from 1950 through 2030. Concentric circles of different shades show where and when growth was (or will be) the most dramatic.
January 20, 2015, 5am PST
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.
National Post
December 30, 2014, 12pm PST
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.
The Urbanophile
November 26, 2014, 10am PST
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.
LSE Cities
September 17, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
Better Growth Better Climate
June 23, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
Dallas Morning News
September 5, 2013, 6am PDT
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.
McKinsey & Company
July 18, 2012, 7am PDT
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.
The Miami Herald
August 25, 2011, 10am PDT
<em>Intelligent Life</em> magazine asks what city would be the capital of the world.
Intelligent Life
September 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
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.”
The Wall Street Journal
September 10, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
Foreign Policy
September 2, 2010, 11am PDT
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."
Foreign Policy Magazine
March 29, 2010, 10am PDT
With increasing urbanization spreading throughout global cities, Justin McGuirk argues that city design is the biggest challenge acing designers.
March 12, 2010, 10am PST
In response to a recent piece criticizing architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff, <em>Places Journal</em> Editor Nancy Levinson extends the criticism to the entire field, questioning whether its global scope is realistic.
Places Journal
February 19, 2010, 7am PST
This profile from <em>National Geographic</em> takes an inside look at the growing and rapidly changing city of Shanghai.
National Gepgraphic
September 4, 2009, 7am PDT
New world cities are emerging, and the "first truly urban century" will be shaped by the way increasing wealth is handled in places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Shanghai, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Dubai.
March 29, 2009, 9am PDT
Without a proper light rail system, Sydney will get left behind as other global cities progress into a diverse transit future, according to planning expert Peter Newman.
The Sydney Morning Herald