عنوان مقاله [English]
During the history, cities due to their socio-economical importance have experienced a vast changes but in recent decades globalization brought about more changes to them. Globalization as a wide spread phenomena has effected the social, economical, cultural and political dimensions of the global society particularly urban society. Technological and political innovation and changes within the recent half of the century have caused the world to enter a new era. Its outstanding character is the rapid decline in physical and temporal distances ,excessive join in the world’s social, economical and political systems and the extraordinary growth of production and consumption.
The process of globalization in one hand and its effect on the cities in the other hand demands to draw attention to their interaction. This is very vital for the cities as an important human settlement.
The present research attempts to describes the concept, dimension of globalization and its effect on urban changes. The method of this research is descriptive- analytical-. The investigation of theories ,view points, concept and the character of globalization shows that globalization has caused polarization, widen the spatial , social inequalities in the cities and increased the combination of economic systems of the them.