We live in the ‘urban century’. Cities all over the world – in both developing and developed countries – display complex evolutionary patterns. Urban Empires charts the backgrounds, mechanisms, drivers, and consequences of these radical changes in our contemporary systems from a global perspective and analyses the dominant position of modern cities in the ‘New Urban World’.


Glaeser, Edward L., Karima Kourtit, and Peter Nijkamp, eds. Urban Empires: Cities as Global Rulers in the New Urban World. Routledge, 2020.