Saskia Sassen

Books and Ideas, May 2012


Focusing on the two cases of megaregions and global cities, sociologist Saskia Sassen explores how a more equitable distribution of benefits can be reached at the level of great urban conurbations. She calls for new analytical tools to envisage self-sufficiency without exclusion, stimulation without destruction and globalization without annihilation of diversity.

View the essay here: Novel Spatial Formats for Urban Inclusion: Megaregions and Global Cities