CIVIS: The Systems of Secondary Cities: The Neglected Drivers of Urbanising Economies


This Cities Alliance knowledge product highlights the key messages of the global study on secondary cities, which is expected to be published in September 2014.

It argues that a balanced system of cities with strong secondary cities offers tremendous potential for regional and national economic development, and offers recommendations for creating such a network:  decentralisation, national urban policies, greater competition among cities, and the development of latent capital.

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