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Author Zhou, Zhenhua, 1954- author

Title A study on globalizing cities : theoretical frameworks and China's modes / Zhenhua Zhou
Published Hackensack, NJ : World Century, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 480 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Literature review. 1.1. Formation and development of the global city theory. 1.2. Main viewpoints of the global city theory and relevant research. 1.3. Current state of domestic research -- ch. 2. Globalization, informatization, and the change of the world city system. 2.1. Relations between the wave of globalization and the cities centered by space. 2.2. Wave of informatization and cities "space of flows" 2.3. Information city and the change of the world city system -- ch. 3. Global city networks and their nodes. 3.1. Global city networks and their features. 3.2. Nodes of global city networks. 3.3. Globalizing cities based on network structure -- ch. 4. Regions of global cities: A new spatial structure. 4.1. Regions of global cities: Basic spatial unit of modern global economy. 4.2. Interpretation of the spatial structure for regions of global cities. 4.3. Regions of global cities and globalizing cities -- ch. 5. Rise of global cities: Prerequisite and positioning strategic target. 5.1. Deeply melting into the process of globalization. 5.2. Strategic requirement of globalizing cities. 5.3. Positioning strategic target of globalizing cities and its trend -- ch. 6. Path dependence of globalizing cities. 6.1. Main control conditions: Involved in the process of globalization. 6.2. Path dependence of the rise for China's global cities -- ch. 7. Relations of competition and cooperation during the rise of global cities. 7.1. Popular trend of thought and theories of competition among traditional cities. 7.2. Competition and cooperation in the network of global cities. 7.3. The rise of global cites driven by competition and cooperation -- ch. 8. Strategy oriented by flow expansion and its development mode. 8.1. Strategic orientation of globalizing cities. 8.2. Spatial structure model of flow expansion. 8.3. Developmental strategy and mode oriented by flow expansion -- ch. 9. Industrial base of the leading service economy. 9.1. Transition of industry base in globalizing cities. 9.2. Orientation and guideline of industry development in globalizing cities. 9.3. Leading development of modern service industry -- ch. 10. Evolution of spatial structure of globalizing cities. 10.1. Evolution trend of urban spatial structure: From single nucleus to multicenter. 10.2. Remodeling the spatial structure of globalizing cities. 10.3. New town construction based on the spatial structure of multicenter city -- ch. 11. Creative cities and cultural creativity. 11.1. Creative cities: The soul of globalizing cities. 11.2. Cultural strength and creative industry during the rise of global cities. 11.3. Strengthening city's cultural creativity and creative force -- ch. 12. Systemic framework of city's governing structure. 12.1. City governing during the rise of global cities. 12.2. Essential requirement of mode innovation for city governing. 12.3. Systemic framework of governing structure
Summary A Study on Globalizing Cities is the latest masterpiece by Zhou Zhenhua, a famous Chinese economist, who closely tracks the theoretical study of global cities and is actively engaged in the strategic research of Shanghai's development. With rich empirical data and an in-depth analysis, this book is of great theoretical and practical significance. Different from studies on global cities by renowned western scholars, this book extends its perspective to globalizing cities. It explores a unique development model for China's globalizing cities by adopting a creative angle of observation and analytical methods. By criticizing that the traditional global city theory derives the logic relations of global cities directly from globalization, Mr Zhou puts forward the concept of globalization city, which is introduced as a new intermediate explanatory variable. More importantly, this book emphasizes that the building of global cities is not only dependent on the distribution of urban space and urban economic development but also on comprehensive construction of multiple structures and functions of cities
Notes Originally published in Chinese
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- China.
Globalization -- China.
Urbanization -- China.
China -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1938134362 (e-book)
9781938134364 (e-book)