Speculating on the next World City

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorlding Cities
Subtitle of host publicationAsian Experiments and the Art of being Global
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781405192774
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


  • Aihwa Ong, and worlding of cities - not just a phenomenon from European experience, a new dynamics across cities
  • IT, as urban growth machine - Bangalore into a world city, extraordinary IT sector to become a permanent growth machine
  • Interrelated phenomena, world-city making - Indian cities, Asia and the Arabian Gulf
  • Investment strategies, intensification - inter-urban competitiveness, and inter-referencing
  • New solidarities - speculating on the next world city
  • Recent global financial crisis, capital - flooding India's cities, like never before
  • Speculative world-city projects - mega-schemes, Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC), IT corridor and Bangalore International Airport and BIAL
  • State-level Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) - pittance, to non-elite members of rural communities
  • US hedge and derivative funds, chief antagonists - of recent global economic collapse
  • World-city projects, designed - capturing initial speculative spike in value

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