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  Visit Cosmopolitan Cities - A Travel Gateway to the Metropolises of the World.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City is the cultural and religious centre and the capital city of Nepal, famous for its Buddhist and Hindu temples and palaces.
Third largest city of Germany and state capital of Bavaria, founded in 1158; the city is famous for its rural fashion, its beers and as the host of the annual Oktoberfest.
The famous Italian lagoon city, the city of canals is the capital of the Veneto region of Italy.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/cities.htm   (1683 words)

 HSC Online
World cities attract world stage, entertainment and sporting spectacles and are the headquarters of non-government organisations as well as transnational corporations.
Similarly, world cities are often the basis of transnational and national corporations that greatly influence the global economy, and particularly dominate world trade.
World cities are supported by and connected to one another by a very comprehensive transportation system including underground railways, international airports and an extensive public transport network.
hsc.csu.edu.au /geography/urban/cities/worldcities/World_Cities.html   (1185 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Global Information - Cities
The world's cities are known also as metropolises and represent large areas of human urbanisation where housing and industry spread outwards from the centre, often creating a sprawling sea of concrete that stretches further than the human eye can possibly hope to see.
New York was the first of the world's cities to ever reach 1 million inhabitants and has a current population of 7.5 million.
Capital cities are usually the biggest in the particular country although this is not always the case.
www.worldworx.tv /global-information/cities/index.htm   (273 words)

 City Mayors: The world's largest cities
City Mayors ranks the world’s largest and richest cities and urban areas.
City Mayors describes the history, architecture and politics of the greatest city halls in the world.
City Mayors questions those who govern the world’s cities and talks to men and women who contribute to urban society and environment.
www.citymayors.com /features/largest_cities.html   (1131 words)

 World Cities in a World-System - Cambridge University Press
They are the dominant loci in the contemporary world economy, and the influence of a relatively small number of cities within world affairs has been a feature of the shift from an international to a more global economy which took place during the 1970s and 1980s.
They examine the nature of world cities, and their demands as special places in need of specific urban policies; the relationship between world cities within global networks of economic flows; and the relationship between world city research and world-systems analysis and other theoretical frameworks.
World cities and global communities: the municipal foreign policy movement and new roles for cities Andrew Kirby and Sallie Marston, with Kenneth Seasholes; 16.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521484707   (503 words)

 Reexamining World Cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
World Cities are reexamined in the light of the Stage 6 syllabus
World cities are the sites of concentrations of national and international headquarters of trade and professional associations.
World cities are the sites of the most powerful and internationally influential media organizations (including newspapers, magazines, book publishing, satellite television), news and information services (including newswires and on-line information services), and culture industries (including art and design, fashion, film, and television).
hsc.csu.edu.au /pta/gtansw/publications/2003/worldcities03.htm   (5307 words)

 BBC News | WORLD | Spotlight on world cities
Swiss city dwellers enjoy the highest quality of life in the world, while inhabitants of Baghdad and Khartoum live in some of the worst conditions, according to a survey.
The study of 218 cities, conducted by London-based human resources consultants William M Mercer, looked at 39 factors governing quality of life, including politics economics and environment, personal safety and health, education, transport and recreation.
Other US cities were hit by their high crime rates and personal security problems, with Honolulu ranking highest with 104 points.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/602108.stm   (296 words)

 World of Warcraft - Major Cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Once you have located the appropriate merchant in each city and at various outposts in the region, you will be able to travel to and from cities on the backs of winged beasts such as Gryphons and Windriders, for a small fee of course.
A marvel to the Dwarves' expertise of shaping rock and stone, Ironforge was constructed in the heart of the mountain itself: an expansive underground city of craftsmen, explorers, miners and Warriors.
A city in tune with the rush and flow of nature, Darnassus was built along the shores of a large lake, with elegant bridges spanning its crystalline waters.
www.blizzard.com /wow/townhall/cities.shtml   (1223 words)

 City Mayors: Largest Brazilian cities
City Mayors profiles city leaders from around the world and questions them about their achievements, policies and aims.
The city's situation, between the sea and a series of sharp granite peaks (the most famous is the "Sugarloaf" mountain) makes it one of the most easily recognised cities in the world.
This year, as in 2004 and 2005, the World Mayor project will be seeking out mayors who have the vision, passion and skills to make their cities amazing places to live in, work in and visit.
www.citymayors.com /gratis/brazilian_cities.html   (1484 words)

 WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Urban Sustainability, Megacity Leapfrogging
Finally, the buildings themselves, which, even in the fastest-growing cities, are seen in time-lapse to sprout slowly and stay still a very long time (while around them flow the rickety and barely seen slums and shanty-towns and tent cities -- the homeless huddled in doorways and shivering under cardboard rarely register at all).
Even those cities modeled off an earlier one (as Shanghai was built to resemble a European city, or as American sprawl is built off a very limited number of templates) end up entirely unique as people live in them, and use them, and change them.
A Pattern Language for sustainable cities, beginning with efforts such as Alexander et al's original, or the work of the Ecotrust of Portland, OR, may be a way to construct a kind of DNA for something as complicated as a megacity.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/001985.html   (1698 words)

 City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status.
In most parts of the world, cities are generally substantial and nearly always have an urban core, but in the United States many incorporated areas which have a very modest population, or a suburban or even mostly rural character, are designated as cities.
Although city can refer to an agglomeration including suburban and satellite areas, the term is not usually applied to a conurbation (cluster) of distinct urban places, nor for a wider metropolitan area including more than one city, each acting as a focus for parts of the area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cities   (3213 words)

 Early World Cities:Extending the census to the fourth millenium
That compendium of major cities of the past 4000 years is notable not only for the novelty of the attempt at world­wide coverage of urbanism, and over such an extended period, but also for the time spent, and care taken, to collect population counts for most of the entries into that list.
As previously explained, Uruk is taken to be the largest city of the system (with a population of 80 thousand); the other cities are rank­ordered in relation to it, and their populations deduced from the rank­size model for log­normal distribution.
However, the city was sacked and ravaged by the Elamites in ­2004, and for that reason its population at ­2000 remains uncertain.
www.etext.org /Politics/World.Systems/papers/modelski/geocit.htm   (7631 words)

 Foreign Affairs - The Exploding Cities of the Developing World - Eugene Linden
Many First World cities are also coping with waves of poor newcomers at a time when their tax base is eroding as companies and well-to-do citizens move out, driven away by high costs, crime, and a deteriorating quality of life.
The health of cities in the developed world depends in some measure on developing nations' efforts to control new diseases and drug-resistant strains of old ones incubating in their slums.
Between 1950 and 1995 the number of cities in the developed world with populations greater than 1 million more than doubled, from 49 to 112; in the same period, million-plus cities in the developing world increased sixfold, from 34...
www.foreignaffairs.org /19960101faessay4171/eugene-linden/the-exploding-cities-of-the-developing-world.html   (737 words)

 the Most Populated Cities of the World.
New York City - The city of the five 'boroughs': Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island (formerly Richmond), largest city of the
Hong Kong - Xianggang (Hsiang Kang, the fragrant harbour), the formerly British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong comprises of Victoria (commonly known as Hong Kong Island), the Kowloon Peninsula, the "New Territories", and 235 outlying islands.
Egypt and a cultural centre of the Arab world.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/bigcities.htm   (809 words)

 ULI - the Urban Land Institute | What is WCF
In a rapidly urbanising world, cities face unprecedented social, economic, security, and growth challenges.
Cities that effectively confront these issues will be more liveable and attract more jobs, investment, and development.
The Forum provided those who plan, build, own, and govern cities a unique opportunity to explore the forces shaping the world’s cities, and their own businesses.
www.uli.org /Content/NavigationMenu/MeetingsEducation/Forums/WorldCitiesForum1/WhatisWCF/World_Cities_Forum.htm   (266 words)

 Global city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A global city or world city are a concept which postulates that globalisation can be broken down in terms of strategic geographic locales that see global processes being created, facilitated and enacted.
The terminology of "global city", as opposed to megacity, is thought to have been first coined by Saskia Sassen in reference to London, New York and Tokyo in her 1991 work The Global City.
An attempt to define and categorise world cities was made in 1999 by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC), based primarily at Loughborough University in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_city   (1553 words)

 Latitude and Longitude of World Cities — Infoplease.com
Latitude and Longitude of World Cities — Infoplease.com
A City That Echoes Eternity: For billions, Jerusalem is not just sand and stone but sacred--a place of the world, and beyond it.(International)(Brief......
Logistic population growth in the world's largest cities.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0001769.html   (284 words)

 City Mayors: Quality of city life
Cities are ranked against New York as the base city, which has an index score of 100.
As predicted, cities in Eastern Europe such as Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Vilnius, Tallinn and Warsaw continue to benefit from incremental score increases and are gradually climbing the rankings.
Positions for most cities in Europe and the Middle East are generally unchanged, with the exception of Cairo which has tumbled nine places to position 131 and scores 71.2 due to the political turmoil and terrorist attacks in the city and surrounding area.
www.citymayors.com /features/quality_survey.html   (1599 words)

 World Cities Wallpapers
world city, or a world-class city, is a city with a set of somewhat subjective traits which often include the following:
In the Western World, New York, London, and Paris have been traditionally considered the "big three" world cities - not incidentally, they also serve as symbols of the global capitalism that won a definitive triumph at the end of the Cold War.
A devout Muslim, for example, might feel that Mecca is a world city, an Arab that Cairo is one, an Australian that both Sydney and Melbourne are, all while rejecting the others' claims out of unfamiliarity or differing values.
www.thewallpapers.org /world_cities/index.php   (421 words)

 NASA - Satellites Watch the World's Cities Grow
While some people move to cities because they love the bright lights and cosmopolitan lifestyle, others are simply looking for work, with hopes of a better life.
For these reasons and more, half the world's people currently live in urban areas, and by 2025, the United Nations projects that 60 percent of the world's people will live in city areas.
Mid-sized cities were chosen over mega-cities because smaller cities are growing at similarly rapid rates, and there are many more mid-sized cities than mega-cities.
www.nasa.gov /vision/earth/everydaylife/Growing_Cities_AGU.html   (843 words)

 Most Populous Cities of the World — Infoplease.com
Refers to the city proper, as opposed to an urban agglomeration, which would also count the surrounding urban areas in the total.
The Sign Of the Times; The first adolescent superpower is meeting the immovable force of the world's most populous nation, with the......
The power of a camera: in India, the world's second most populous country, the fate of forests, wilderness and wild creatures hangs......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0762524.html   (372 words)

 The Biggest Cities in the World
Located 1829 km from Brisbane, 883 km from Townsville and 356 m above sea-level, Mount Isa proudly claims to be the largest city in the world; a fact born out by its accreditation in the Guinness Book of Records.
The argument is that the city extends for 40 977 sq.
km, and that the road from Mount Isa to Camooweal, a distance of 189 km, is the longest city road in the world.
www.biggest-cities.com   (292 words)

 world-cities.klup.info, The human database!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Melbourne is the state capital of and the largest city in Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia, with a population of 3,366,542 (census 2001).
Capitalising on this mood, the Liberal government of Jeff Kennett revitalised the city through the 1990s with aggressive development of new public buildings and publicising Melbourne's merits both to outsiders and Melbournians.
The Melbourne Museum, recently moved to a new building on the northern fringe of the city, next to the Exhibition Buildings, which were built in the 1880s for a World's Fair (one of the few such buildings still standing).
world-cities.klup.info   (2011 words)

 World City Info
Cities is a directory of all major world cities.
In this site, complete information about a city is given from its demographics, to tourist attractions, to restaurant and hotel reviews, to transportation, and essential services of a city.
World Cities offers a virtual tour of all the top cities of the world to the reader, who can visit all the world cities on his desktop, at just a few clicks of the mouse.
www.mapsofworld.com /cities   (96 words)

 Visit World Cities - San Francisco
Nestled within that vast sea of individuals is a conclave known around the world as Chinatown.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf alone has enough to see and do to consume the entire vacation.The area is one of the stopping points of the famous cable car rides and houses a Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier...
That simple action officially announced an event much of the world was already anticipating: the opening of The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
visitworldcities.com   (269 words)

 WHO | Cardiovascular Death and Disability can be reduced more than 50 percent
The World Health Report 2002 also urges countries to adopt policies and programs to promote population-wide interventions like reducing salt in processed foods, cutting dietary fat, encouraging exercise and higher consumption of fruits and vegetables and lowering smoking.
The fact that the vast majority of adults world-wide have blood pressure and cholesterol that are not optimal for health has clear implications for governments, which have the capacity to address the root causes with population-wide measures.
Modern-day conditions frequently mean that individuals, particularly the poor in developing world cities, often have little control themselves over the major risk factors.
www.who.int /mediacentre/releases/pr83/en   (2564 words)

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