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Exploring Uneven Development in Dynamic Urban Regions of the Global North

This book explores cities and the intra-regional relational dynamics often overlooked by urban scholars, and it 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 highlights uneven development concerns.

By emphasising the subordinate status of secondary cities relative to their dominant neighbours the book raises new questions about 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.

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, was moved from Melbourne to Geelong, as was WorkCover, with a further 600 employees, in 2018. After further lobbying, the federally funded National Disability Insurance Agency was established in Geelong in 2017. All of these relocations and expansions supported the growth of employment in the health, insurance and higher education sectors. As a result, the massive loss of jobs associated with the closure of Ford and Alcoa did not lead to significant levels of unemployment or a protracted property downturn. On the contrary, as of 2018, this regional centre

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displacement of tenants from Tacoma’s Tiki Apartments. Until 2018, the apartments were home to a number of low- income residents, many with disabilities and on fixed incomes. In April 2018 the 58-unit complex was purchased by a Seattle-based developer, CWD Investments, known for overhauling buildings and creating micro apartments aimed at millennials ‘from the barista to the Microsoft engineer’ (Porter, 2016). Citing plans for a major renovation (along with major rent increases), CWD moved to evict the residents on short notice – in some cases giving tenants less than

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