Developing intermediate cities
Rodríguez‐pose, Andrés and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
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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.
Keywords: development strategies; economic development; intermediate cities; metropoles; Wiley deal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J01 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
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Published in Regional Science Policy & Practice, 1, June, 2021, 13(3), pp. 441 - 456. ISSN: 1757-7802
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