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Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

Abstract

During the past four decades Los Angeles and Hong Kong have come to play a critical role in the flow of goods, people, and capital; in the changes in production and consumption; and in the urban environmental issues that have taken root as a result of the changes they have experienced. The book evaluates the issues associated with those changes, including how LA and Hong Kong have become connected to China and its key urban regions such as Shenzhen and Guangzhou in the Pearl River Delta. Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and several of China’s mega-cities have become global in their activities and reach ... More

Keywords: Los Angeles, Hong Kong, China, Pearl River Delta, Urban Environment, Ports and Goods Movement, Air Quality, Open Space and Public Space, Food Environment, Water Quality, Transportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035910
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Gottlieb, author
Occidental College

Simon Ng, author
Civic Exchange