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Second Tier Cities: Rapid Growth Beyond the Metropolis

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Over the past thirty years, transnational investment, trade, and government policies have encouraged the decentralization of national economies, disrupting traditional patterns of urban and regional growth. Many smaller cities -- such as Seattle, Washington; Campinas, Brazil; Oita, Japan; and Kumi, Korea -- have grown markedly faster than the largest metropolises. Dubbed here "second tier cities, " they are home to specialized industrial complexes that have taken root, provided significant job growth, and attracted mobile ...

Second Tier Cities: Rapid Growth Beyond the Metropolis 1999, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816633746

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