SYLLABUS TOPIC 2. URBAN PLACES World Cities Mega Cities Urban Dynamics including case studies of a large city (Sydney) - suburb (research project) - large regional centres and country towns. WORLD CITIES. A world city is….
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Urban Dynamics including case studies of
a large city (Sydney)
- suburb (research project)
- large regional centres and country towns
…..this has steadily been occurring since humans started moving across the globe....it increased with the industrial revolution….then after World War 2….
Since the 1950’s there has been an acceleration in the growth of world cities –due to:
1. Technology – improvements in transport and communication eg. Rise of container shipping, refrigerated transport, satellite technology, the PC, mobile phones, blackberries, email, wireless communication and demise of the telegraph, telex, typewriter and land line
2. Deregulation of financial markets – money can move electronically across borders easily
3. Emergence of Transnational corporations (TNC’s) eg. Unilever, News Limited.
4. New ways of organising business operations eg. outsourcing or moving labour intensive manufacturing off-shore to low cost developing countries
5. Emergence of new information based forms of economic activity eg. Investment capital, equities, bonds, foreign exchange, futures investment.
6. Reduction of trade barriers and tariffs (taxes) between countries to allow easier movement of goods between countries
Asia – Tokyo-Singapore-Hong Kong; North America – NY, Chicago and LA; Western Europe – London, Paris, Rome;