During a third event in a series that gives direction to Complex cities graduations, Stephen Read gave a lecture on the relation among global and local development. He explained that globalisation is facilitated by networks and pointed at ways how these networks affect local development. Evert Meijers responded to the lecture. He advised students to not only give attention to cities that became, due to their size and concentration of services, emblematic ‘global cities’ but give attention to smaller, secondary cities also. He recommended to consider groups of cities in regions. He also argued that the appreciation of networks is different around the world. An increase of dependencies in networks may be seen as a threat to societies in some countries and a way to unlock innovation and emancipation in others.
Please see the presentation of Stephen Read here.