Making World Cities
Most metropolitan growth is occurring in cities of the global south, where the populations are expected to double over the next three decades. It’s imagined that these “world cities” will be the sparkplug needed to kickstart national economies and catapult them into the global marketplace. Yet, in Bangalore, India, and many other world cities like it, these idealized conceptions can overshadow the challenges residents have, and the real place of these cities in the new global economy.
Michael Goldman vs. Thomas Friedman
Thomas Friedman: It’s a Flat World, After All.
Watch Michael Goldman’s talk in Bangalore, “Social Justice and Prosperity in a World City? Rethinking the ‘Flat World’ Thesis in Bangalore India”
The Borders of Freedom. Is the “globalized” world flat or just a slippery slope? Michael Goldman, along with a human geographer, a historian, and a political scientist weigh in.
Bangalore’s Transformation in Images
My Own Private Bangalore: a photo essay documenting the transformation of Bangalore over the past decade. The photos on the “wiring of Bangalore” are particularly interesting.