Mapping Connectedness of Global Cities: α, β and γ tiers

Silvio Carta, Marta Gonzalez

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An elaboration of data from a database in the form of an atlas. The atlas shows the categorization of world cities into α, β and γ tiers, based upon their international connectedness. From this visualization it emerges where each city is virtually oriented to other cities of the same level of inter-connectivity. The world map is configured as an archipelago, where each city appears utterly separated from its geographical surrounding and closer to other cities of the same level. The leading parameters for the new configuration are based on mutual connections, primarily in the global economic system. The atlas shows the world cities according to the GaWC categorization of 2010
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGaWC - Geography Department at Loughborough University - online
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • atlas, global cities, GaWC


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