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Secondary Cities

Exploring Uneven Development in Dynamic Urban Regions

Edited by Charles Williams and Mark Pendras

Published

3 Jun 2021

Page count

248 pages

ISBN

978-1529212075

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

3 Jun 2021

Page count

248 pages

ISBN

978-1529212099

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Secondary Cities

    This book explores cities and intra-regional relational dynamics often overlooked by urban scholars and challenges common representations of urban development successes and failures.

    Gathering leading international scholars from Europe, Australia and North America, it explores the secondary city concept in urban development theory and practice and advances a research agenda that forefronts uneven development concerns.

    By emphasising the subordinate states of secondary cities relative to their dominant neighbours the book raises new questions about and regional development in the Global North. It considers alternative relations and development strategies that innovatively reimagine the subordinate status of secondary cities and showcase their full potential.

    Introduction ~ Mark Pendras and Charles Williams, University of Washington Tacoma;

    City of cities? Uneven development in the territories of metropolisation ~ Rodrigo Cardoso & Evert Meijers, Delft University of Technology, NL;

    Small and Medium-Sized Towns as Regional Second Cities: The Case of Switzerland ~ Heike Mayer and Rahel Meili, Institute of Geography & Center for Regional Economic Development, University of Bern, and David Kaufmann, KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern;

    From Sleepy Hollow to Leading from Second - Identity, autonomy and borrowed size in an Australian urban region ~ Louise C. Johnson, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia;

    Shedding light or casting shadows? Relations between primate cities and regional second cities ~ Evert Meijers & Rodrigo Cardoso, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands;

    (In)subordination and the regional second city conundrum ~ Charles Williams and Mark Pendras, University of Washington Tacoma;

    Across the River and In the Shadows: Patterns of Collective Action in Long Beach, California ~ Gary Hytrek, Professor of Geography, Cal. State University Long Beach;

    Worcester’s ‘Coming back’? ~ Kai Zhou , Hunan University and Justin B. Hollander, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University;

    Conclusion ~ Mark Pendras and Charles Williams, University of Washington Tacoma.