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On Culture, Technology and Global Cities

  • Zaheer Allam
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Abstract

The role of technology becomes more pronounced and advances in various fields emerge and are made to impact on the lifestyle of people. One such notable impact has been on that of the transportation and tourism sector which are seen to witness an incremental rise due to the substantial rise in middle-income groups and through newly renovated and increasing access networks, hence moulding our interaction with cities. This gives new ways of mannerisms and interesting patterns, as seen through the youth and their intimate relationship with social media when travelling. However, as the implementation of technologically inclined solutions gain ground, we are made away of its risks that can reverberate on the urban form as well as on governance decisions and the innate identity of place.

Keywords

Diversity Global cities Migration Homogeneity Autonomous cities Culture 

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  • Zaheer Allam
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  1. 1.The Port Louis Development Initiative (PLDI)Port LouisMauritius

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