The most dynamic cities in the world have emerged from a convergence of local and global development.
As cities like Shanghai and Paris have grown, so too have their regional identities.
And while cities like Mumbai, Seoul, and Hong Kong have made a name for themselves as regional capitals, the more successful cities have been drawn from abroad.
They have emerged not only from globalization, but from the creation of new local identities.
We’ll explore this phenomenon in the next installment of Global City, which explores the most dynamic regions in the history of cities.