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Old 07-25-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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I think there is no denying that New York, Tokyo and London are truly world cities, capitals of the world in business, culture, entertainment, tourism, density, landmarks, etc.

I am wondering in your opinion what are the next up and coming world cities that might join that group? As you know things always change. New York is the youngest of the group and with London being the oldest (as a world city that is, not in acutal age). With emerging and very potent economies like China, India and Brazil do you see some more world cities emerging that will join this group?

For instance I see Shanghai and São Paulo possibly going this way just because of their sheer size, how international they are and how they dominate their regions (especially São Paulo). I think São Paulo would be very strong. There is no other city as dense, cosmopolitan and economically dominant on the whole continent. I also think since it is more "Western" it would attract more from South America, North America and Europe.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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I think there is no denying that New York, Tokyo and London are truly world cities, capitals of the world in business, culture, entertainment, tourism, density, landmarks, etc.

I am wondering in your opinion what are the next up and coming world cities that might join that group? As you know things always change. New York is the youngest of the group and with London being the oldest (as a world city that is, not in acutal age). With emerging and very potent economies like China, India and Brazil do you see some more world cities emerging that will join this group?

For instance I see Shanghai and São Paulo possibly going this way just because of their sheer size, how international they are and how they dominate their regions (especially São Paulo). I think São Paulo would be very strong. There is no other city as dense, cosmopolitan and economically dominant on the whole continent. I also think since it is more "Western" it would attract more from South America, North America and Europe.
Sao Paulo is definitely already a global city and has been for some time. Same thing with Shanghai, but ive never been there only Sao Paulo. It might not be the most well known global city, but it is one.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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Sao Paulo is definitely already a global city and has been for some time. Same thing with Shanghai, but ive never been there only Sao Paulo. It might not be the most well known global city, but it is one.
I guess what I meant was a global city in terms of that status that Tokyo, NYC and London share. I mean cities like L.A., Paris, Honk Kong, etc, are very global cities, but they don't dominate like NYC, London and Tokyo do. I am asking what is the next dominant global city. Meaning what city do you see sitting right next to NYC, Tokyo and London in economical/cultural influence in the near future.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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I would say Beijing might be as good a candidate as Shanghai for China's preeminent spot. It's tops in technology, education, politics, and media. It's also home to more Chinese global 500 corporations than any other Chinese city.

However, if we are doing metros, then the Pearl River Delta region which is Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, etc. is probably the biggest powerhouse in China (though the Yangtze River Delta region which includes Shanghai is more populous).

Also, an oddball but not incredible choice might be Mexico City. While the US general public doesn't hear much aside from crime in Mexico border states or immigration issues, the actual country has been economically advancing at a fairly rapid rate. Mexico City is the largest city (and metro) in the largest country of the Spanish speaking world.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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I think Dubai, Beijing, Washington DC are next on the list to rival the top 5 (NYC,London,Tokyo,Paris,Sydney) There are others on the list but those cities in particular I see shaping the world in the 21st Century.....
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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This website link shows all of the current global world cities: http://www.diserio.com/gawc-world-cities.jpg

There are so many more global cities that exist right now than only London, New York City, and Tokyo.

Some of the other truly global cities: Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Seoul, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Geneva, Zurich, Montreal, Vancouver, Sydney, Seattle. There are some others too.

That website link also shows the emerging cities that can become the next global cities soon. They are under the "High Sufficiency" and " Sufficiency" category. Cities like Osaka, Honolulu, Marsielle, Lyon, etc. are the next cities to become global cities as well as some other ones too.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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This website link shows all of the current world cities: http://www.diserio.com/gawc-world-cities.jpg

There are so many more global cities that exist right now than only London, New York City, and Tokyo.
Some of the other truly global cities: Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Seoul, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Geneva, Zurich, Montreal, Vancouver, Sydney, Seattle. There are some others too.

That website link also shows the emerging cities that can become the next global cities soon. They are under the "High Sufficiency" and " Sufficiency" category. Cities like Osaka, Honolulu, Marsielle, Lyon, etc. are the next cities to become global cities.
Those are all global cities, yes. I do think that London, NYC, and Tokyo are on separate tier than most of the others though do to the sheer affluence of those cities and the influence they have on the global economy. This isn't to say that the other cities aren't influential, but that they are somewhat less so in scale.

So, I understand your use of global city status, but I think the topic creator is asking for the next really big hitters (and all the candidates would likely fall under the current definition of global city rather than one that's just coming out of nowhere).
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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Those are all global cities, yes. I do think that London, NYC, and Tokyo are on separate tier than most of the others though do to the sheer affluence of those cities and the influence they have on the global economy. This isn't to say that the other cities aren't influential, but that they are somewhat less so in scale.

So, I understand your use of global city status, but I think the topic creator is asking for the next really big hitters (and all the candidates would likely fall under the current definition of global city rather than one that's just coming out of nowhere).
Right I think you know exactly what I mean. NYC and Chicago are both global cities, however their influence are on absolutely different levels. NYC, London and Tokyo are on a tier of their own. For instance Paris is probably the second most global city in Europe after London, however London is on a whole differnent level. Paris is better matched with cities like L.A., Hong Kong, Toronto, etc.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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I would say Beijing might be as good a candidate as Shanghai for China's preeminent spot. It's tops in technology, education, politics, and media. It's also home to more Chinese global 500 corporations than any other Chinese city.

However, if we are doing metros, then the Pearl River Delta region which is Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, etc. is probably the biggest powerhouse in China (though the Yangtze River Delta region which includes Shanghai is more populous).

Also, an oddball but not incredible choice might be Mexico City. While the US general public doesn't hear much aside from crime in Mexico border states or immigration issues, the actual country has been economically advancing at a fairly rapid rate. Mexico City is the largest city (and metro) in the largest country of the Spanish speaking world.
The only problem I see with Mexico City is the country's overall issues. Countries like Brazil and China are accelarting greatly which will vastly improve the cities. However, Mexico City is definitely a contendor.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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I think Dubai, Beijing, Washington DC are next on the list to rival the top 5 (NYC,London,Tokyo,Paris,Sydney) There are others on the list but those cities in particular I see shaping the world in the 21st Century.....
There is no way Dubai and DC will rival those cities in the near future. DC is not an economic or cultural powerhouse. It is simply a government and international politics powerhouse. Dubai is God knows what it's just glorified Vegas without the casinos.

I am not going to argue putting Paris together with NYC, London and Tokyo, but Sydney really? Sydney is global, but nowhere on the same tier as those cities.
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