Globalization and its effect on world urban network structure

Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate professor, Department of Urban Planning, TMU

2 PhD student of geography and Urban Planning, TMU


Globalization as the key element of international economic integrations has changed spatial structure of urban system in national and international levels and created new spatial organization and articulation in urban system. In this article we are going to analyze the presses of formation of that new articulation. So, traditional and new models of urban system formations have compared with together, than recognized the characteristics of globalized urban network formation. Next, we have mentioned the rank and ratio of cities which sited in core, semi-periphery or periphery countries in globalization era. As a result, Paris has enhanced its global roles during 1981 to 2000 and has sited next to the Friedman’s world cities (London, New York, Tokyo). Methodology of this article absolutely is analytical and based on literature review.


Volume 7, Issue 22
July 2011
Pages 105-145
  • Receive Date: 03 August 2009
  • Revise Date: 27 June 2010
  • Accept Date: 02 January 2011
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2011