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Evaluation of Global Cities Essay

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Discipline Arts Entertainment
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Words 2800
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Introduction Sassen (2001) defines a global city as a single within which "the linkages binding a city have a direct and tangible impact on global affairs through socio-economic means". Sassen emphasises the 'worldwide' importance of these cities. However, we must examine the individual places this worldwide entity is made up of, to be able to completely understand the whole; something we've endeavoured to achieve through a focus on the areas of Shoreditch and Hoxton. To start our report, we will first summarize our research methodologies. After this will be a literature review, analysing and summating the literature we've studied to encourage our fieldwork. The principal section of the report will comprise our investigation of this question, investigating the transformation of London's 'industrial, occupational, income and residential' structures. We'll then discuss our investigations, drawing a decision focussing on the extent to which we believe London was transformed. Methodology The prevailing requirement of the question would be to keep up a sensitivity towards the essence of the social characterisation and structure of Shoreditch and Hoxton: This means the demand for a response based upon research that considers why and how London's social environment is how it is, instead of research that merely quantifies components of its social environment. For this reason, the qualitative fieldwork collected throughout our struggles around Shoreditch and Hoxton has formed the basis of this report. Our fieldwork includes field notes, private feedback and photos, all of which were gathered via individual observation during a two hour round tour around central areas inside Shoreditch and Hoxton. After amalgamation, the programming of those grouped fieldwork reco...

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