Global city challenges: a view from the field

Searle, Glen (2013). Global city challenges: a view from the field. In Michele Acuto and Wendy Steele (Ed.), Global City Challenges: Debating a Concept, Improving the Practice (pp. 202-222) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Author Searle, Glen
Title of chapter Global city challenges: a view from the field
Title of book Global City Challenges: Debating a Concept, Improving the Practice
Place of Publication Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781137286864
Editor Michele Acuto
Wendy Steele
Chapter number 13
Start page 202
End page 222
Total pages 21
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter addresses the challenge of identifying and (re)assembling the different dimensions of, and perspectives on, globalization in an emergent global city, Sydney. Its main purpose is to show how the challenges that face Sydney as a global city can be understood in a more nuanced way that both enlarges our perspectives on the processes of globalization and illustrates the interconnectedness of the challenges that these processes generate.

The chapter first traces the emergence of Sydney as a global city. It then considers how symbolic elements have been used to underpin the idea of global Sydney, and the related issue of built form distinctiveness. This is followed by consideration of the city's socio-economic polarization and related multicultural challenges that have intensified under the influence of steadily expanding globalization. Urban development planning challenges arising from Sydney's rise to global status are then explored. The individual globalization themes developed in the preceding chapters of this book are woven into the narrative in this chapter on global Sydney and its challenges summarized at the end.
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