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Title Global networks, linked cities / edited by Saskia Sassen
Published New York : Routledge, 2002


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Description vii, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Locating cities on global circuits / Saskia Sassen -- Part I: The urban architecture of global networks -- Architecture of global networking technologies / D. Linda García -- Communication grids: cities and infrastructure / Stephen Graham -- Firms and their global service networks / Peter J. Taylor, D.R.F. Walker, J.V. Beaverstock -- Hierarchies of dominance among world cities: a network approach / David Smith, Michael Timberlake -- Part II: Cross-border regions -- Mexico: the making of a global city / Christof Parnreiter -- Hormuz corridor: building a cross-border region between Iran and the United Arab Emirates / Ali Parsa, Ramin Keivani -- São Paulo: articulating a cross-border region / Sueli Ramos Schiffer -- Beirut: building regional circuits / Eric Huybrechts -- Part III: Network nodes -- Hong Kong: global capital exchange / David R. Meyer -- Shanghai: reconnecting to the global economy / Felicity Rose Gu, Zilai Tang -- Buenos Aires: sociospacial impacts of the development of global city functions / Pablo Ciccolella, Iliana Mignaqui -- Local networks: digital city Amsterdam / Patrice Riemens, Geert Lovink
Summary In this collection of essays, Sassen and a distinguished group of contributors focus on two key issues. First, they look at how information flows have bound global cities together in networks, creating a global city web whose constituent cities become "global" through the networks they participate in. Second, they investigate emerging global cities in the developing world-Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Beirut, the Dubai-Iran corridor, and Buenos Aires
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer networks -- Economic aspects.
Business enterprises -- Computer networks -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Case studies.
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Case studies.
Computers and civilization -- Case studies.
Urban economics -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Sassen, Saskia.
LC no. 2001041831
ISBN 0415931622