Secondary Cities

Secondary Cities
Recommendations from a report by the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa.
David Hatch June 1, 2017
A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Planners must stop thinking of city growth and economic growth as separate issues, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa says.
David Hatch May 18, 2017

The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community will offer online tools to help resource-strapped cities plan for huge population growth.

November 11, 2016
‘Intermediary’ cities host 70,000 new people a day, a trend expected for decades. But lawmakers have yet to fully recognize this reality.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 18, 2016
What can the Habitat III process learn from the cities of Central and South America?
Gregory Scruggs November 16, 2015
Secondary cities take the stage at the latest Habitat III thematic meeting, in Ecuador.
Gregory Scruggs November 13, 2015
The story of the coming urban explosion is one of the rise of medium-sized cities. But the world’s planners and authorities have yet to accept this fact.
Borja M. Iglésias November 6, 2015

Comparatively smaller cities are economic engines that offer refuge from the array of problems that plague megacities, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

October 7, 2015

As Tanzania’s cities undergo swift urbanization, the World Bank and Danish government are financing traffic improvements and other infrastructure upgrades, according to the World Bank.

August 19, 2014

The $140 million fund is expected to help 25 mid-sized cities figure out how to protect the urban poor from flooding and other disasters related to climate change, according to the Asian Development Bank.

December 16, 2013

There are 40 cities in India with populations of between one million and five million people. They can learn from India’s megacities how – and how not – to confront challenges of urban growth, Asit K. Biswas writes in UBM Future Cities.

December 5, 2013
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