Global City: Index for Industry Sustainable Development

  • Isabel LoureiroEmail author
  • Eduarda Pereira
  • Nelson Costa
  • Paulo Ribeiro
  • Pedro Arezes
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)


Nowadays, discussion on global cities concept is been addressed at a European level. The concept is a consequence of the array of globalization processes, adding different analysis layers according to social, economic and environmental requirements, such as, cultural, user-friendly and amenity, assessable, sharing, energy, smart, green or city factory age-friendly cities and communities. Cities should also be analyzed as working systems, with the same needs and requirements in terms of safety and well-being that are considered for other systems. Taking this into consideration, the goal of being a Global City should also comprise the so-called occupational layer. Therefore, it is important, within a city context, to define indicators for Sustainability regarding the occupational Layer. This paper aims to develop a methodology helping cities, at a local level, to define an Index for Industry Sustainable development contributing for the global city model.


Global cities Sustainability Occupational layer 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Loureiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eduarda Pereira
    • 1
  • Nelson Costa
    • 1
  • Paulo Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Pedro Arezes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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