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Poll results: Globalization claims it unites cities. However is the City divided as a result of globalization?

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  • Yes, the city is divided as a result of globalization

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  • No, the city is not divided as a result of globalization

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Thread: Globalization claims it unites cities. However is the city divided as a result of globalization?

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    Globalization claims it unites cities. However is the city divided as a result of globalization?

    Since globalization has spread throughout the world - leaving no city behind - claims have been that it unites the world. We all know that our world is not a united one; one has to open the news, watch the wars, and see how much un-united our world is. However globalization does tend to build networks amongst cities, social networks, informational ones, economical ones...etc

    Whilst this is going on, isn't it also creating divisions within cities, creating new structural divisions? Perhaps we cannot see the wall for these divisions; however an invisible wall is present. Not everyone within the City is part of the network, and this in my opinion fragments the city, what is your opinion on this?

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    It does both, as you stated. Economically, it's increasingly interconnected, but not everyone shares the economic benefits. Culturally, the world is increasingly "flat", but not everyone wants or participates in this. The list goes on. Perhaps it doesn't unify or divide a community, it just rearranges existing divisions and replaces others with new ones.

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