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Secondary Cities: Exploring Uneven Development in Dynamic Urban Regions of the Global North

Charles Williams and Mark Pendras

Abstract

This book introduces and explores the concept of ‘secondary cities’—cities that fuel, compete with, and are otherwise relationally connected to larger and dynamic neighbouring cities. Emphasizing the significance of intra-regional relationality to contemporary urban conditions and challenging common representations of urban development ‘success’ and ‘failure’, this book advances a research agenda that centres uneven urban development concerns and opens space for reimaging urban and regional development. While most scholarly engagements with ‘regions’ and ‘city-regions’ and processes of ‘metrop ... More

Keywords: Secondary cities, regional, relational, urban, uneven development, agglomeration shadow, borrowed size, city-region

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529212075
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529212075.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Williams, editor
University of Washington Tacoma

Mark Pendras, editor
University of Washington Tacoma

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