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World cities pwr pnt

  1. 1. World Cities
  2. 2. “World cities are not simply the world’s largest … cities. Rather, they are the control centers for the global economy, places where critical decision making and interaction take place with regard to global economic, cultural, and political issues” (Knox and Marston 2001, p. 426). “WORLD CITIES”
  3. 3. Top Ten Cities,1950 (estimated from various sources) City Pop (in millions) Lat Long New York, USA 12.3 40 N 74 W London, UK 8.7 52 N 0 Tokyo, Japan 6.9 35 N 135 E Paris, France 5.4 49 N 2 E Moscow, USSR 5.4 56 N 37 E Shanghai, China 5.3 31 N 121 E Essen (Ruhr), Germany 5.3 51 N 7 E Buenos Aires, Argentina 5.0 34 S 58 W Chicago, USA 4.9 41 N 87 W Calcutta (Kolkata), India 4.4 22 N 88 E Plot these cities to see where the world’s ten largest cities were located in 1950. Symbolize each with a circle . World Urban System
  4. 4. Top Ten Cities, 2015 (estimated from various sources) City Pop (in millions) Lat Long Tokyo, Japan 28.9 35 N 135 E Mumbai (Bombay), India 26.2 19 N 73 E Lagos, Nigeria 24.6 6 N 3 E São Paulo, Brazil 20.3 23 S 46 W Dhaka, Bangladesh 19.5 23 N 90 E Karachi, Pakistan 19.4 25 N 69 E Mexico City, Mexico 19.2 19 N 99 W Shanghai, China 18.0 31 N 121 E New York, USA 17.6 40 N 74 W Kolkata (Calcutta), India 17.3 22 N 88 E Plot these cities on the world map to see where the ten world’s most populated cities will be in 2015. Symbolize each with a square .
  5. 5. Draw the Brandt Line with a bright color
  6. 6. Place an X on each city as it is named on the following 12 lists. Each list identifies the top 5 cities as ranked according to its provision of certain services (Taylor 2005). As cities are named more than once, just keep adding more X’s. Banking $ London New York Tokyo Hong Kong Singapore
  7. 7. Producer Services $ London New York Hong Kong Paris Tokyo
  8. 8. Management  New York London Paris Madrid Stockholm
  9. 9. Law  London New York Frankfurt Hong Kong Washington DC
  10. 10. Insurance  London New York Hong Kong Los Angeles Paris
  11. 11. Advertising  New York London Hong Kong Toronto Sydney
  12. 12. Media ♫ London New York Paris Los Angeles Milan
  13. 13. Architecture/Engineering  London New York Beijing Singapore Shanghai
  14. 14. United Nations Agencies  Geneva Brussels Addis Ababa Cairo Bangkok
  15. 15. National Diplomatic Missions  Washington DC New York London Tokyo Paris
  16. 16. Humanitarian & Environmental NGOs  Nairobi Brussels Bangkok London New Delhi
  17. 17. Scientific Research  London Los Angeles San Francisco Boston Basel Geneva New York
  18. 18. • So which of these cities are “World Cities?”

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