Since the 1970s economic activities have become characterized by a combination of spatial dispersion and global integration, which as Sassen (1991) emphasized has created a new strategic role for major cities. Due to these changes, the â Global Cityâ , a term coined by Sassen, has emerged with certain political, economic and cultural characteristics that render it vital for the world economy. Cairo, a city with a long reputable history and acclaimed regional and continental status has been striving to acquire the â globalâ status. While there is controversy on whether Cairo has acquired this title or not, El Khishin (2003) clearly identifies the contemporary changes that have taken place in the city, with clear impacts of globalization on its various economic, political and social structures. Hence, Cairo could be identified as a city in transition to â globalâ
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