Defining the Global City

Richard C. Longworth, Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities. Introduced by Edward Luce.

Global cities run the global economy, set the global agenda, shape the global culture and the global fads. But given the importance of global cities in today’s world, there’s been too little real thought given to what they are and how they relate to each other. How should we define global cities? Do global cities compete with each other, or are they hubs on a global flow? Can any city be a global city, or only a select few who stand at the vanguard of the global economy? Join The Chicago Council's distinguished fellow Richard C. Longworth for a discussion with the Financial Times’ Edward Luce on what makes a global city. 

Richard C. Longworth’s new book, On Global Cities, will be available at the program.

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11:30 a.m.         

11:45 a.m.         
Lunch and presentation

1:00 pm.