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Sourced information for the Q-Park, OVH, and BridgeBio Pharma case studies are United Nations World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights (2014), Solon Management Consulting (July 2016), and Global Genes: Rare Diseases Facts and Statistics (2015), respectively.