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The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Mario Polese


As the world becomes more interconnected through travel and electronic communication, many believe that physical places will become less important. But as this book argues geography will matter more than ever before in a world where distance is allegedly dead. This book surveys the globe, from London and Cape Town to New York and Beijing, contending that regions rise—or fall—due to their location, not only within nations but also on the world map. The book reveals how concentrations of industries and populations in specific locales often result in minor advantages that accumulate over time, re ... More

Keywords: travel, electronic communication, location, transportation networks, infrastructure, proximity, cost

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226673158
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mario Polese, author