International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities
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International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities

Edited by Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor and Frank Witlox

This Handbook offers an unrivalled overview of current research into how globalization is affecting the external relations and internal structures of major cities in the world.
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Chapter 49: ‘The World City Concept Travels East’: On Excessive Imagination and Limited Urban Sustainability in UAE World Cities

David Bassens


49 ‘The world city concept travels East’: on excessive imagination and limited urban sustainability in UAE world cities David Bassens This chapter discusses the fast-growing United Arab Emirates (UAE) cities Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which, although em...

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