Emerging Global Cities: Origins, Structure, and Significance

Apr 27, 2023, 12:00 pm1:15 pm


Event Description

Certain cities—most famously New York, London, and Tokyo—have been identified as “global cities,” whose function in the world economy transcends national borders. Without the same fanfare, formerly peripheral and secondary cities have been growing in importance, emerging as global cities in their own right. The striking similarity of the skylines of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore is no coincidence: despite following different historical paths, all three have achieved newfound prominence through parallel trends.


  • Effron Center for the Study of America
  • Program in American Studies