The Making of Global City Regions: Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, SA?o Paulo, and Shanghai (Johns Hopkins Studies in Globalization)ISBN: 0801885159;
As sites for economic, social, and political innovation, Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, SA?o Paulo, and Shanghai function as gateways to the global economy for their respective countries and the surrounding regions. City administrators face intense competition for foreign investment, and they must develop strategies to make their cities -- which remain outside of the OECD -- world class. The Making of Global City Regions traces the emergence of each city in the global economy and examines the link between the dynamics of globalization and changing urban governances. The contributors describe how metropolitan leaders deal with the twin phenomena of globalization and the devolution of the state as they adjust to their city's new emerging role in the global system. The contributors provide an overview of the individuals and organizations who make each city competitive in a global context and describe how they market and promote themselves to the world. In addition, senior...
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