Search for dissertations about: "global city cities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 48 swedish dissertations containing the words global city cities.

  1. 1. The Global City 2.0 : An International Political Actor Beyond Economism?

    Author : Kristin Ljungkvist; Nils Hertting; Stefano Guzzini; Bo Bengtsson; Jan Aart Scholte; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Global City; urban security; cities and globalization; counterterrorism; cities and climate change mitigation; New York City politics; role conception; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to increase our understanding of the Global City’s pursuit of what can be regarded as independent foreign and security policies, despite the fact that such policies have traditionally been considered to be a core function of central governments. By studying how the Global City’s role in the globalized world is constructed in local public narratives as the local government develops and pursues specific international policies, the thesis argues, we can come closer to an understanding of what it means to be and to govern a Global City, and why its local government find it to be in the city’s interest to claim international political authority. READ MORE

  2. 2. Brussels : a reflexive world city

    Author : Camilla Elmhorn; Peter Taylor; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; world city cities; global city cities; Brussels; global-local interplay; economic reflexivity; neo-Marshallian nodes; agglomeration economies; European cities; economic restructuring; labour market transformations; informal economy; spatial segregation; Economic history; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History; ekonomisk historia;

    Abstract : This dissertation analyses the consequences of seemingly placeless processes like the European integration and the increasing economic globalisation on Brussels and the people living there. The study shows that Brussels has become one of our time's most important international political capitals and a leading business node in Europe. READ MORE

  3. 3. Food, farming and health in Ugandan secondary cities

    Author : Heather Mackay; Aina Tollefsen; Magnus Jirström; Emma Lundholm; Cecilia Tacoli; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Uganda; Africa; urban; nutrition transition; agriculture; health; food systems; dietary diversity; food insecurity; non-communicable disease; double burden malnutrition; secondary cities; feminist geography; intersectionality; mixed methods; Public Health; Global Health; Social Medicine and Epidemiology; Folkhälsovetenskap; global hälsa; socialmedicin och epidemiologi;

    Abstract : This research contributes to countering a large city research bias by focusing on the food, farming and health experiences of two secondary cities of Uganda: Mbale and Mbarara. It is not an apocalyptic story. Like anywhere in the world, for some residents things were going well; for others, less well. READ MORE

  4. 4. Livable and Sustainable Cities : Explorations of the City Soul and Energy-Efficient Housing based on Swedish Data on Citizens’ Preferences

    Author : Marie Wahlström; Hans Westlund; Hans Lööf; Thomas Niedomysl; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Attractive cities; place identity; green housing; urban planning; quantitative studies; residential satisfaction; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : Contemporary cities face many challenges, none the least from an urban planning perspective. Global climate change and urbanization is putting pressures on planning for combatting and adapting to, e.g., a warmer climate and an increased need for housing in already dense environments. READ MORE

  5. 5. Imagineering Place : The Branding of Five Chinese Mega-Cities

    Author : Emma Björner; Per Olof Berg; Ali Yakhlef; Xiucheng Fan; Mihalis Kavaratzis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; China; Chinese mega-cities; city branding; fieldwork; ideology; imagery; images; imaginaries; imagineering; language; multiple case-study; place branding; power; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Cities, regions, nations and other places have in recent decades become active participants in the global competitive economy, and now operate in a global marketplace, competing with other places all over the world for investors, tourists, residents and workforce. As a result, places use marketing and branding strategies and practices to gain reputation and competitive advantage. READ MORE