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Global CitiesUrban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China$
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Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035910

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.001.0001

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Moving Forward Together: An Introduction

Moving Forward Together: An Introduction

(p.1) 1 Moving Forward Together: An Introduction
Global Cities

Robert Gottlieb

Simon Ng

The MIT Press

This chapter serves as an Introduction to the book. It discusses the book’s origins and the connections between the authors and their respective organizations – the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute and Civic Exchange. It describes how Los Angeles and Hong Kong and several Chinese cities such as Shenzhen and Guangzhou have emerged as global cities, the urban development strategies they have pursued, and the urban environmental challenges they face. It answers the question, why a book about Los Angeles and Hong Kong and their connection to China and identifies for all three places the six urban environmental areas that will be analyzed – ports and goods movement, air quality, water supply and water quality, the food environment, transportation, and open and public space.

Keywords:   Moving Forward Together, Global Cities, “One Country, Two Systems”, World’s Factory, Horizontal and Vertical Development, Action Research, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Civic Exchange

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