Corpus ID: 141972298

Urban America: U.S. Cities in the Global Era

  title={Urban America: U.S. Cities in the Global Era},
  author={Richard C. Longworth},
  • Richard C. Longworth
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • This article considers the impact of globalization on American cities and how these cities will function and compete in a global economy. It argues that almost all American cities grew from an original economic raison d'etre, greatly shaped by the industrial era. The end of that era and the arrival of a new economy affect their utility, for better or worse. Secondly, most American cities are place-based, rooted in areas where they can take advantage of nearby raw materials and serve trade… CONTINUE READING

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