The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013
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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

Edited by Pengfei Ni, Peter Karl Kresl and Wei Liu

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies, regional economics and many other fields. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other.
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Chapter 15: Patterns of the global cities: present and future

Pengfei Ni and Peter Karl Kresl

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In order to have a thorough and depp understanding to the pattern of the global cities and their opportunities and challenges, the subject group conducted a questionnaire.

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