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Intermediate cities: a missing piece in the climate change puzzle

Harman, Oliver (2021) Intermediate cities: a missing piece in the climate change puzzle. International Growth Centre Blog (07 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Research and debate on climate change currently underestimate the importance of a key group of players: intermediate cities. Currently conversation and studies on climate change often centre on large and relatively wealthy capital cities. Their size in population, data availability and comparatively higher energy use per person are factors that draw attention. In comparison, low income intermediate cities (or small and medium sized cities) – those cities that play a linking role between rural and urban, and between cities of different sizes – are often left undervalued in the debate. This is despite these cities (particularly those equatorial or coastal in nature) facing disproportionate risks to climate shocks and stressors. They are vulnerable, and this vulnerability is increasing with rapid urbanisation, while they continue to face limited human and financial capacities.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.theigc.org/blog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 10:09
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 00:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112765

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