Is it possible to trace meaningful distinctions between small and medium-sized cities based only on their population profile? What is the relevance of population composition compared to population size and growth, and how do these cities differ among each other and from core cities in a context of demographic redistribution and socioeconomic imbalances in UK city-regions? And what does that say about the role and fortunes of small and medium-sized cities in city-regional planning? That’s what I try to answer in a paper just published in the Urban Geography journal.
Available as open access here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2022.2085436
Cite as Cardoso, R. V. (2022) City-regional demographic composition and the fortunes of regional second cities, Urban Geography,