World Most Cosmopolitan Cities

World Most Cosmopolitan Cities
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Extensive globalization has brought about many changes on every continent (except Antarctica) which include changing demographics in the large cities. The world is now home to at least ten major cosmopolitan cities. But what, exactly, does cosmopolitan mean?

Cosmopolitan is quite different from metropolitan, and it refers to a sense of harmony between large population of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A cosmopolitan city is one where a multitude of cultures is represented. These major cities are spread throughout the world, and the major cosmopolitan centers are presented in this article.


Future Population Trends

The cities on this list are expected to continue attracting foreign-born individuals in the future. Not only do the economy here offer more employment opportunities, but the growing foreign populations often settle into distinct neighborhoods creating “mini-countries” within the cities (like “Chinatowns” or “Little Italies” for example). This fact helps to reduce the fear of starting life in a new country as new immigrants can find comfort and familiarity in these neighborhoods. Also, increased immigration to these cities will continue as families look to reunite. Often, one or two family members set out to begin a new life in a foreign place. Once that life has been established, immigrants often look to bring family members closer and to support them in their search for an improved quality of life. This trend, of course, leads to increased diversity within cities.

The Most Cosmopolitan Cities In The World

Rank City Foreign born population (% of total), 2014
1 Dubai 83
2 Brussels 62
3 Toronto 46
4 Auckland 39
4 Sydney 39
4 Los Angeles 39
5 Singapore 38
6 London 37
6 New York 37
7 Melbourne 35
8 Amsterdam 28
9 Frankfurt 27
10 Paris 25
Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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