Evaluating the utility of global versus local geospatial data for secondary cities
The 21st century is experiencing the emergence of the world's secondary cities as major urban growth areas. Secondary cities are regional hubs for commerce, logistics, services, and governance. They have populations ranging from under 300,000 to 5 million and are experiencing rapid, unplanned and informal growth patterns. Their dynamic growth means secondary cities are often data-poor and under-resourced, which impacts the ability of governments to target development efforts, respond to emergencies, and design sustainable futures. This research is a result of the Secondary Cities (2C) Initiative ...
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