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Competitive Cities in the Global Economy

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

Megacities like Tokyo, with more than 35 million people, and Mexico City, with about 18.5 million, as well as agglomerations such as Montreal, Helsinki, Madrid, and Stockholm, are often called “engines of national growth.” Based on a unique international database of these and 72 other metroregions, Competitive Cities in the Global Economy provides indicators related to large cities’ performances within their countries and the factors contributing to their growth. The book also addresses key dilemmas, including issues such as competitiveness and social cohesion, intergovernmental relationships, and urban finance.

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