THE DELINKING OF LOCALE AND MILIEU
In one of the more recent volumes on the phenomenon of global cities, Gottmann (1989) makes a remarkable statement:
Modern cities are the pillars of the developing global system. It is a poetic illusion to assume that the world is shrinking because the communication improves. In reality the world of each of us constantly expands because, as we carry on, we find it necessary to deal with more and more people, in more places, with a greater number and diversity of problems.