Today, there are about 36 metropolises in the world with population over 10 million in each of them. They make over 2/3 of global GDP, 80% of the global community of scholars and more than 80% of registered patents in the world. Metropolis is a relatively new and specific form of organization of human life, which suggests opportunities of space for every person and for society as a whole.
In these metropolises there are different scales - from the host country in the framework of settlement to the quarter or a small neighborhood community. They are also the focus and locus of many global and national trends. Big cities became the scene of conflict and cooperation institutions, national, regional and municipal management. The metropolitan economy is intertwined with national policy objectives of the city itself, the interests of the global business with the objectives of national and local business communities.