World Renowned Globalization Expert, Dr. Richard G. Smith, Selected as Speaker for the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium

Posted by Chantele Machado — November 6, 2017

1509986316SEATTLE, WA USA – Having completed his PhD at age 24 and travelling to more than 100 countries worldwide, renowned philosopher and expert on global cities, Dr. Richard G. Smith, has highly extensive international knowledge and experience researching how the world’s cities are connected together through the networks that constitute globalization.

1510003890His research on the world’s cities has been extensively covered in the world’s print media, and is among the most highly-cited and reprinted in the world. Dr. Smith has presented his research at more than 50 international conferences, universities and public events, including the main TEDx event held in London in June 2017; and this January he will be speaking at the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium, held January 16th-18th, 2018 at the St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel in London.

Dr. Smith’s presentation will focus on the exponential growth our world has seen of global cities in the 21st century, which cities are global leaders in the world today, and which will become global centers of the future. He will identify the networks that make globalization shape both existing global cities and enable new cities to either have a more global role as centres of economic and political power, or an economic specialization within the overall world city network. This talk will pull together the latest thinking, scholarship and reporting on the world’s cities to both identify the leading, established and emerging global cities across the world, and discuss the extent to which that knowledge about global cities explains and predicts the global market in prime luxury residential real estate.

To learn more about Dr. Richard G. Smith’s distinguished career, visit

For details about the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 12th Annual International Symposium, visit


A worldwide collection of top brokers representing the finest luxury properties across the globe, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has been leading the real estate industry since 1986. This hand-selected group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries collectively sells over $300 billion of real estate annually, making it the most elite and comprehensive luxury real estate network in the world.

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s global network is showcased on, which remains the #1 portal for luxury properties on the web and has more $1,000,000+ content than any near-peer. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry by Forbes, The Webby Awards, Web Marketing Association, Maggie Awards, ADDY Awards, the Inc. 5000 List, and more.

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