New York as a Global Creative Hub: A Competitive Analysis of Four Theories on World Cities

  title={New York as a Global Creative Hub: A Competitive Analysis of Four Theories on World Cities},
  author={Elizabeth Currid},
  journal={Economic Development Quarterly},
  pages={330 - 350}
How New York City has maintained its position atop the global urban hierarchy as a leading player in the world and national economy is part of the broader discussion on why cities grow and why some remain at the top of the heap decade on decade. There are several dominant theories explaining New York City’s success, most notably those that argue the city is a center of command and control or managerial elite and is a global hub of finance and its related services. Yet an emerging framework… 

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