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Urban Places - Essay 2 (Full Essay)

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INTRODUCTION World cities are defined as “centres of money flows, people, ideas and culture” in a Globalised world. Their spatial distribution places them in developed countries, and their measurements are recorded in terms of flows. As advocates of economic and cultural authority, World Cities bear the roles of: connecting global and local areas; providing an economic, cultural and institutional apparatus; channelling national; an provincial resources into the global economy; and transmitting the impulses of globalisation back into national and provincial economies. These roles provide World Cities with their cultural and economic authority. However, these authoritative char...
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