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North American Cities and the Global Economy
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North American Cities and the Global Economy
Challenges and Opportunities

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Volume: 44

July 1995 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As the global economy becomes ever more interconnected, what role will North American cities play? What challenges will North American cities encounter as they become more integrated in the world economy? The contributors to this groundbreaking volume examine these questions and offer a candid analysis of urban economics in a global age. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, contributors address such salient issues as the politics of international engagement, planning strategic linkages between cities, cross-border interaction and networking in North America, wage polarization, and urban competitiveness. Scholars and students in the fields of urban studies, economics, international studies, and urban planning will find this an invaluable resource. In addition, this volume will also serve a key resource for city practitioners.

Wilbur R Thompson
Introduction
Urban Economics in the Global Age

 
 
PART ONE: NORTH AMERICAN CITIES AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR ISSUES
Earl H Fry
North American Municipalities and Their Involvement in the Global Economy
Peter Karl Kresl
The Determinants of Urban Competitiveness
A Survey

 
John Kincaid
Cities and Citizens in Flux
Global Consumer Integration and Local Civic Fragmentation

 
 
PART TWO: THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL1IZATION IN REVITALIZING NORTH AMERICAN MUNICIPALITIES
Globalization and Wage Polarization in US and Canadian Cities

Marc V Levine
Does Public Policy Make a Difference?

 
Daniel Hiernaux
Globalizing Economies and Cities
A View from Mexico

 
 
PART THREE: MUNICIPAL NETWORKING AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION
Norris C Clement
Local Responses to Globalization and Regional Economic Integration
Arie Shachar
World Cities in the Making
The European Context

 
Pierre-Paul Proulx
Determinants of the Growth and Decline of Cities in North America
 
PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF NORTH AMERICAN MUNICIPALITIES
Samuel Schmidt
Planning a US-Mexico Binational Metropolis
El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Ju[a]arez, Chihuahua

 
Alan F J Artibise
Achieving Sustainability in Cascadia
An Emerging Model of Urban Growth Management in the Vancouver-Seattle-Portland Corridor

 
Theodore H Cohn and Patrick J Smith
Developing Global Cities in the Pacific Northwest
The Cases of Vancouver and Seattle

 
Gary Gappert
Conclusion and Epilogue
The Future of Cities and Their Policies in the Global Economy

 
Paul Gregory
A Select Bibliography on Cities and Globalization

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