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Global Industry Chains: Creating a Networked City Planet

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report (2018–2019)

Authors: Ni, P., Kamiya, M., Shen, J., Gong, W.

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This report presents the outcomes of a survey project of the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The project evaluated and ranked the competitiveness of 1,007 global cities, with a combined population of over 500,000, based on a number of selected indicators. The report provides an overview of the global urbanization pattern and areas of improvements in the selected cities. The outcomes of the project confirm that the formation and changes of global value chains have caused profound changes in economic structures in some countries and affected the development of cities in these countries, thereby reshaping the city planet.
In addition to comparative analysis of competitiveness of cities, this report also sheds light on the global pattern and trends of economic and human development. It reveals four new findings regarding the development of cities around the world: First, over the past four decades, human societies are transitioning quickly from agricultural societies which are characterized by scattered settlements to industrial societies which are characterized by city clusters, interconnectivity, and resource sharing. The planet where we are living has become a city planet. Second, globalization and the advancements of smart and networking technologies have accelerated urbanization across the world in the past four decades. Third, cities are becoming increasingly metropolitan, interconnected, and smart.  Fourth, sustainability scores of the selected global cities show olive-shaped distribution on the world map and sustainability performance of Asia cities has improved continuously.

About the authors

Ni Pengfei, Director of Center for Urban and Competitive Research, CASS; Assistant to the Director of National Academy of Economic Strategy , CASS; PhD in economics, research fellow and doctoral supervisor. Leader and Chief Urban Economist of the CASS-UN-Habitat joint research group. Specialized in theoretical and applied studies in urban economics, urban competitiveness and real estate economics.
Marco Kamiya,  Senior Economist, Knowledge&Innovation Branch, UN-HABITAT, headquartered in Nairobi.  Former coordinator of the Bureau of Urban Economy and Finance of UN-Habitat, research interests: Development Economics, Public Economics. Kamiya leads global operational work on urban economy and finance and conducts research on municipal finance, the economics of urban expansion and local infrastructure-investment policy.  
Shen Jianfa, Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Gong Weijin, Ph.D., National Academy of Economic Strategy,  Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Global Urban Competitiveness Ranking 2018–2019

    Pages 1-32

    Ni, Pengfei (et al.)

  • The Planet of Cities Toward Diverse Agglomeration, Global Connection, and Extensive Sharing

    Pages 33-154

    Ni, Pengfei (et al.)

  • Global Industry and City Evolution Patterns

    Pages 155-206

    Ni, Pengfei (et al.)

  • Analysis on the Economic Competitiveness of Global Cities

    Pages 207-263

    Wang, Haibo (et al.)

  • Analysis on Sustainable Competitiveness of Global Cities

    Pages 265-363

    Gong, Weijin (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Industry Chains: Creating a Networked City Planet
Book Subtitle
The Global Urban Competitiveness Report (2018–2019)
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
China Social Sciences Press
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights for Chinese Mainland
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-2058-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-2058-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-2057-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 632
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 181 illustrations in colour
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