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What is a Global City and how is it considered one?

Trying to define what a global city is is a difficult exercise. Indeed, the number of cities of large population is increasing rapidly and the simple criterion of the number of inhabitants is today largely insufficient. It is this complex…

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On what criteria are Global Cities ranked

Global cities are linked to the current phenomenon of globalization; their hierarchy is therefore based on economic criteria. The gross urban product (P.U.B) is the same as P.I.B but it applies to cities. The ranking of cities according to this…

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The latest ranking of Global Cities: the top 10

How is such a ranking established? It’s simple: to determine how powerful a city is, the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Japanese Institute for Urban Strategies has analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of several important cities based on key criteria (economy, research…

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