METROPOLITAN AREAS AS GLOBAL CROSSROADS: MOVING PEOPLE, GOODS, AND INFORMATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY. IN: MOVING PEOPLE, GOODS, AND INFORMATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CUTTING-EDGE INFRASTRUCTURES OF NETWORKED CITIES

Metropolitan areas have always been important hubs of economic interaction, fostering and benefiting from innovations in commercial, manufacturing, communications, and transportation technologies. This chapter on metropolitan areas as global crossroads serves as an introduction to a text on moving people, goods, and information in the 21st century. The author outlines four major challenges that face metropolitan areas in creating or sustaining competitiveness. First, public and private organizations in metropolitan areas must adjust to the global trends reshaping regional economies. Second, they must find more efficient and effective ways of providing the technology and infrastructure for transportation, communications, production, and service delivery that help local enterprises to compete globally. Third, they must create and sustain institutions that develop the knowledge and skills that people living in metropolitan areas need to participate productively in the New Economy. And fourth, they must foster an attractive quality of life that nurtures the cultural, social, and recreational amenities and the healthy environmental conditions that managers and workers in New Economy enterprises value.

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  • Authors:
    • Rondinelli, D A
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00985103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0415281210
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2005 12:00AM