Globalization and Urban Development, 1st Edition by Harry W. Richardson, Chang-Hee Christine Bae (auth.),

By Harry W. Richardson, Chang-Hee Christine Bae (auth.), Professor Harry W. Richardson, Dr. Chang-Hee Christine Bae (eds.)

Most study on globalization has desirous about macroeconomic and economy-wide results. This e-book explores an under-researched quarter, the affects of globalization on towns and nationwide city hierarchies, specifically yet now not exclusively in constructing nations. lots of the globalization-urban examine has focused on the "global towns" (e.g. ny, London, Paris, Tokyo) that effect what occurs within the remainder of the realm. against this, this learn seems to be on the towns on the receiving finish of the forces of globalization. the overall discovering is that giant towns, on stability, reap the benefits of globalization, even though in certain cases on the price of widening spatial inequities.

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403 over the same period. Looking only at rural inequality between counties Gustafsson and Shi (2002, 179) found that ‘‘most of the income inequality in rural China in 1995 was found to be spatial and the uneven development of mean income across counties stood for most… of the rapid increase in income inequality’’. In Thailand, Ahuja et al. write (1997, 42): ‘‘The urban or rural location of residence explains 17–18% of the [income] inequality in 1975, and the region of residence explains 14–15% (and) the explanatory power of both variables increases substantially over time: in 1992 the location of residence explains 28–29% of the inequality and the region of residence explains between 25–27% ...

In any given system of places it is possible to identify places that are most developed along some agreed upon dimension, say average income; this is the core. In such a system there are places that are much less advanced (the periphery or the margin), and places that are at intermediate levels of development (the transitional regions). , China, and India; at the inter-national regional level such as Europe or southeast Asia; and at the global level. That is, the periphery is constituted not in absolute space but in relative space.

A. b. c. d. Decentralized employment centers. The importance of non-work trips. People make significant adjustments in travel behavior. A limited housing supply. iv. Communications and other technologies. Rapid developments in electronic communications technology reduce the need for face-to-face contacts in business transactions and other human relations. This will apparently lead to a tendency for decentralization and sprawl. In an extreme case of full on-line activities, one might argue that central cities will be vacant, because there will be no need to go to central urban institutions.

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