Saskia Sassen

Expert Voices 2016: Urban Policy and the Presidential Election

Penn IUR Faculty Fellows and Scholars weigh in on the 2016 Presidential election. What urban issues should the candidates be focusing on?

January 27, 2016 - PennIUR

Chicago Harbor, City Skyline, Illinois

Global Cities Allying with Each Other, Not with Nations

With nation-states often wracked by internal political divides and often unable to cooperate with each other, cities have begun to forge their own international relationships. A new, urban approach to foreign policy is emerging.

July 5, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

Why Place Matters

In the era of globalization and increased connectivity, which was once predicted to loosen our bonds to place, Saffron Woodcraft argues that cities have become more, not less, significant.

April 26, 2012 - Urban Times

The Rise of the Global City

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."

September 2, 2010 - Foreign Policy Magazine

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