Medium-sized cities are “anchors” of territorial cohesion. And are we taking care of them? | Territory

Social asymmetries are also reflected in the territory. And this “spatial injustice” – which enriches the metropolises and weakens the most depopulated places – opens the way to revolts. “Geography takes revenge”, says Rio Fernandes. The warning is not a metaphor or a theory. It has reality as proof: “It was shown in the vote for Donald Trump in the most problematic areas of the USA or in ‘Brexit’ in the most complicated areas of the United Kingdom”, exemplifies the geographer, leaving an addition to the national reality: “We still don’t know what can happen in the poorest peripheries and in areas in the process of depopulation in Portugal.”

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