Saskia Sassen on the global city

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Saskia Sassen is a professor of sociology at Columbia University and serves as a coordinating lead author of Chapter 5: Cities. In this interview, she explains the role of global cities as networks rather than competitors, and discusses how language should change to accommodate current conditions rather remaining entrenched in the history in which it was created. She also expresses her hope that the IPSP will put some key questions about the urban condition on the global radar.