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Old 07-13-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I think the following cities will graduate from regional hubs to truly international cities within the next decade:

Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Hangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China
Harbin, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Astana, Kazakhstan (yes, I said Kazakhstan)
Istanbul, Turkey (already a major city but will rise in prominence)
Salvador, Brazil

I don't think any European cities will rise in prominence. I think Sydney and Toronto are already now in the category of major global international hubs. I would say Seattle is also on the edge.

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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95% of people will have never heard of any of those Chinese cities, Astana, or Ho Chi Minh City. I don't think any of these cities could be considered major, even in the next 10 years.

I think Istanbul could already be considered major as you say, Houston is a major medical and oil centre so has massive potential. Kuala Lumpur is already major IMO and seems like a genuinely nice place.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Centre of Europe
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I think the following cities will graduate from regional hubs to truly international cities within the next decade:

Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Hangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China
Harbin, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Astana, Kazakhstan (yes, I said Kazakhstan)
Istanbul, Turkey (already a major city but will rise in prominence)
Salvador, Brazil

I don't think any European cities will rise in prominence. I think Sydney and Toronto are already now in the category of major global international hubs. I would say Seattle is also on the edge.
Most of them already are global-cities...so what is your definition of an "international city"?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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They are all Global cities and Abu Dhabi is already a international city. It is the biggest tourist centre of the middle East and a major international transport region. The worlds most profitable Airline operates there and a major transport hub between Australia and Europe and Indian subcontinent and the USA. In addition the worlds biggest man made port which is called Jebel Ali is located there and it is certainly the biggest port in the Middle East.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Jebel_Ali
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I think the following cities will graduate from regional hubs to truly international cities within the next decade:

Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Hangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China
Harbin, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Astana, Kazakhstan (yes, I said Kazakhstan)
Istanbul, Turkey (already a major city but will rise in prominence)
Salvador, Brazil

I don't think any European cities will rise in prominence. I think Sydney and Toronto are already now in the category of major global international hubs. I would say Seattle is also on the edge.
Sydney, Toronto, Istanbul, and to a lesser extent Kuala Lumpur have all been global cities for a while now. Shenzhen, Abu Dhabi, Vancouver, and Melbourne are fairly well known around the world. The rest may be and/or becoming global from an economic perspective, but they'll still be relatively unknown throughout most of the world.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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I agree that mostly all those cities are already international cities, except maybe the Chinese ones and Kuala Lumpur. I'd say Brazil is going to be more international-like because of the growing Brazilian economy
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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I think the following cities will graduate from regional hubs to truly international cities within the next decade:

Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Hangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China
Harbin, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Astana, Kazakhstan (yes, I said Kazakhstan)
Istanbul, Turkey (already a major city but will rise in prominence)
Salvador, Brazil

I don't think any European cities will rise in prominence. I think Sydney and Toronto are already now in the category of major global international hubs. I would say Seattle is also on the edge.
I'd say most of those cities are already international cities. Not sure about Astrana or Harbin--though the other Chinese cities on the list are all at level.

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95% of people will have never heard of any of those Chinese cities, Astana, or Ho Chi Minh City. I don't think any of these cities could be considered major, even in the next 10 years.

I think Istanbul could already be considered major as you say, Houston is a major medical and oil centre so has massive potential. Kuala Lumpur is already major IMO and seems like a genuinely nice place.
Most people familiar with Asia or geography will have heard of Shenzen as it's a huge city right next to Hong Kong--as well as Guangzhou which is another major Southern Chinese city. If you haven't heard of Ho Chi Minh City, you know nothing about Vietnam and really should educate yourself.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
I think the following cities will graduate from regional hubs to truly international cities within the next decade:

Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Hangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China
Harbin, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Astana, Kazakhstan (yes, I said Kazakhstan)
Istanbul, Turkey (already a major city but will rise in prominence)
Salvador, Brazil

I don't think any European cities will rise in prominence. I think Sydney and Toronto are already now in the category of major global international hubs. I would say Seattle is also on the edge.
Atlanta, Houston, Vancouver, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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I think the following cities will graduate from regional hubs to truly international cities within the next decade:

Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Hangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China
Harbin, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Astana, Kazakhstan (yes, I said Kazakhstan)
Istanbul, Turkey (already a major city but will rise in prominence)
Salvador, Brazil

I don't think any European cities will rise in prominence. I think Sydney and Toronto are already now in the category of major global international hubs. I would say Seattle is also on the edge.
These cities are already major international hubs:
Atlanta, US
Houston, US
Vancouver, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Istanbul, Turkey

I think the Chinese cities mentioned are very important in China so as China's importance in the world grows so will the importance of these Chinese cities.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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They are all Global cities and Abu Dhabi is already a international city. It is the biggest tourist centre of the middle East and a major international transport region. The worlds most profitable Airline operates there and a major transport hub between Australia and Europe and Indian subcontinent and the USA. In addition the worlds biggest man made port which is called Jebel Ali is located there and it is certainly the biggest port in the Middle East.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Jebel_Ali
You do know that Abu Dhabi and Dubai are different cities in different emirates (Kingdoms) of the United Arab Emerates? All those things you mention are about Dubai, not Abu Dhabi. The Jebel Ali port is in Dubai.

I do agree with you that Dubai is a global significant city on the rise. Abu Dhabi is just a hair behind and is the political capital of the UAE and trying to catch up on the business and tourism sectors of Dubai.
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