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Developing intermediate cities

Rodríguez‐pose, Andrés ORCID: 0000-0002-8041-0856 and Griffiths, Jamie (2021) Developing intermediate cities. Regional Science Policy & Practice, 13 (3). 441 - 456. ISSN 1757-7802

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Intermediate cities have experienced economic dynamism in recent years, but, with the focus firmly on large metropoles and sprawling megacities, the development potential of intermediate cities has stayed out of the limelight. This paper upholds the relevance and potential of intermediate cities, arguing that they can play as important a role – if not a more important one – than the large metropoles that, until now, have been the focus of attention. Intermediate cities hold considerable advantages, in particular for poverty reduction and as more efficient ecosystems to live and work. Untapping the potential of intermediate cities requires, however, more territorially balanced, place-sensitive strategies.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 01:03

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