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Old 03-13-2016, 07:39 PM
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'd say it is is a huge cultural hub or melting pot such as New York City, Toronto, etc.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:12 PM
Location: Sweden
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I guess the question boils down to what one would define as "International". Some kind of percentage of the cities population being foreign?
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by villefmmz View Post
I guess the question boils down to what one would define as "International". Some kind of percentage of the cities population being foreign?
That might be a part of it, but I don't think it's the whole story, more a symptom. To me, a better marker would be a city with a disproportionately high number of international flights per day to a wide diversity of locations. An international city is one with personal, business, and cultural ties to many other world locations. A cosmopolitan population that travels need not be largely foreign born (although it often is) it simply needs to be strongly tied into other places. There should be a lot of churn, many people coming from abroad and many locals visiting abroad.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:51 PM
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The presence of a lot of foreigners from many different countries of different continents.

Foreign born is not equal to foreigner, they may have became citizens of the country they are living in.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:58 PM
Location: Santa Monica & West Hollywood, CA
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Diversity and food and... I think the appreciation of each other's culture.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:34 AM
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When there are people from all over the planet everywhere in the city
The most international city in the world is probably London
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:23 PM
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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In terms of influence, international cities are the cities whose economy, culture, etc. affects not only the country where it is located, but also other countries. Not to confuse with 'global cities', which have some degree of influence to the world politics and/or economy.
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:11 PM
Status: "From 31 to 41 Countries Visited: )" (set 3 days ago)
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Default Basic essentials of what a city has to have to be considered international?

Far beyond tourism, and not only exclusively this massive version of an action. Other classification systems to create any international city are encompassing Diverse Demographics, Migration Of People From Outside Countries To This City Area Region Of A Nation, Cosmopolitan Friendly, Welcoming To Foreigners, Ubiquitous Educational Background To Make People Learn More About Other Areas Of The World, Multicultural Atmosphere, Enough Technological Infrastructure, Not Too Xenophobic Or Having Exorbitant Isolation, and Finally Having A Generous Amount Of Globalization Occurring.

Auxiliary Explanation is claiming this Global Cities Index of https://knoema.com/edbpsxg/global-cities-index-2014 heavily using these expressions of action:

"Business activity was measured by the number of headquarters of major global corporations, the number of locations of top business services firms, the value of a city's capital markets, the number of international conferences held in the city and the flow of goods through ports and airports (weighting: 30%).

Human capital was measured by a city's ability to attract talent based on the size of the foreign-born population, quality of universities, number of international schools, international student population and number of residents with university degrees (weighting: 30%).

Information exchange was measured by how well news and information circulate within and outside the city based on accessibility to major television news channels, Internet presence, including the robustness of results when searching for the city name in major languages, the number of international news bureaus, freedom of expression and the broadband subscriber rate (weighting: 15%).

Cultural experience was measured by the number of diverse attractions in the city, the number of international travelers and the number of Other city relationships (weighting: 15%).

Political engagement was measured by how a city influences global policy dialogue based on the number of embassies and consulates, major think tanks, international organizations and local institutions with international reach that reside in the city, as well as the number of political conferences a city hosts (weighting: 10%)."

Same exact website is saying these are the top 73 International Cities: Exact Chronological Order: Synonymous Identification Of Global Cities Index To International:

New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beijing, Singapore, District of Columbia Washington DC, Brussels, Seoul, Toronto, Sydney, Madrid, Vienna, Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Boston, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dubai, Istanbul, Miami, Montreal, Zurich, Rome, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Atlanta, Munich, Houston, Geneva, Taipei, Mumbai, Bangkok, Copenhagen, Milan, Dublin, Budapest, Prague, Vancouver, Cairo, Dallas, Jakarta, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, Tel Aviv, Osaka, Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi, Santiago, Johannesburg, Warsaw, Lima, Abu Dhabi, Manila, Doha, Riyadh, Guangzhou, Caracas, Nairobi, Bangalore, Saigon Ho Chi Minh City, Cape Town, Chennai, Shenzhen.

More Results At The First Website Link Available Above

Alpha++ to Gamma- version of Global City Status is wary to much about Economics, yet there is enough Credibility over there: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/images/world2000t.jpg (Click Twice For Close Up Magnifying) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city

Global Demographic Maps Relevant To The Topic.

Having Cities Of More Than 1 Million Isn't Always Necessarily Equating To Global International City.

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Old 05-08-2016, 07:25 PM
Location: North Carolina
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characteristics of an international city:
-have international appeal
-be a player on the world stage
-has some significance (past or present) in the world of sports
-have influence in other countries
-possess embassies and consulates
-any city that has a Chinatown
-global influence on stocks or money
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:31 AM
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El Paso.
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