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Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science Call for papers | Special Issue: Assessment of small-town development for inclusive, higher, and sustainable economic growth

Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science

Special Issue: Assessment of small-town development for inclusive, higher, and sustainable economic growth

Urbanization is a necessary component of economic growth. However, to maximize its benefits, urban management is crucial. In industrialized nations, urban expansion is polycentric and less concentrated, which is helpful in this regard. According to data from the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, of the 30 major urban agglomerations, India is home to four while Europe has one. Compared to 25% in India and 20% globally, just 9% of the European population reside in cities with a population of over 5 million. Indian urbanization is mainly concentrated in and around the large cities: 47 million-plus cities in India accommodated about 40% of the total urban population in 2011. Because of this, the dominance of large cities in developing nations has baselessly neglected a significant number of small towns, which are crucial for reducing poverty, promoting regional equality, fostering the growth of a town's surrounding rural areas, relieving pressure on large cities, and promoting non-farming activities for sustainable urbanization and achieving higher economic development. The emergence of small towns draws a sizable number of people from rural regions into the city, where they will be employed to the best ability to increase and sustain economic growth. Furthermore, the development of small towns needs to be given much more priority to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 11 (United Nations Development Program, 2015). 
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