Global city

city which is an important node in the global economy

A global city (or world city) is a city that is widely considered to be an important part of the world economy. Most studies recognise New York City and London as the most important global cities, followed by Paris and Tokyo.[1]

New York City (top) and London (bottom) are considered leading global cities.


  1. Including:
    • "The World According to GaWC". GaWC. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
    • "2012 Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook". Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
    • Richard Florida (May 8, 2012). "What Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City?". The Atlantic Monthly Group. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
    • "Global Power City Index 2012". Tokyo, Japan: Institute for Urban Strategies at The Mori Memorial Foundation. October 2012. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
    • "The Wealth Report 2013". Knight Frank LLP.
    • "The Global City Competitiveness Index" (PDF). 12 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.

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