Cities are important nodes in the international flow of resources, finances, and ideas in today’s globalized world. They build networks that transcend national boundaries, where cities are often more connected to other cities in the world than to the domestic territory. Cities, however, are differently positioned in these networks and the relationships between them are constantly changing. This course examines the city as part of a larger network of the flow of ideas and resources: The proliferation of international visions of the “global city,” and the consequent intervention and disciplinary power methods that are used to realize these visions. The course studies how these visions influence, and are experienced by different groups, as well as the spatial and social processes of inclusion and exclusion that arise in the pursuit of the ideal, globally competitive city. In this way, the course offers an opportunity to understand and question the close connection between global relations and local processes.