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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters. As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight
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This is a really interesting read to go along Parag Khanna's TED Talk on the same topic. I love the idea that nations could be suburbs of megacities. What a challenging concept to process?!
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Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Investigate for yourself the mechanisms of global trade
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I think this is really interesting and a great way to illustrate to concept of patterns in geography. I'd love to see a similar list for 10, 20, 50 years ago. It woud be very cool to see the change over time.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:05 PM

Useful for looking at Global networks and teh links of trade between cities of the world.