Chapter 8 Quick facts
- Megacities and metropolitan regions have benefited more from globalization than secondary cities.
- Inadequate urban infrastructure and services hamper economic growth and activities that depend on the optimal allocation of resources.
- The benefits of agglomeration tend to outweigh the drawbacks, providing the resources needed for proper
management of any diseconomies.
- Formal employment has not grown in tandem with the rapid urbanization of cities, thus exacerbating urban social and economic inequality.