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Synonyms for city-state

a state consisting of a sovereign city

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In his book Citistates, Peirce writes that "the time is more ripe than ever for an alliance of interests, environmentalists opposing development at the urban periphery joining with inner-city minorities to keep more job-producing firms within reach in established urban areas and away from distant greenfield sights.
Peirce writes in Citistates "(t)he 1990s may represent the last chance to avert an almost complete suburban-inner city standoff in America, with good jobs flying to the periphery, while entire cities sink ever deeper in disinvestment, underclass life, crime, and despair.
The American City Quality Month program's honorary chair is internationally recognized urban affairs columnist, Neal Peirce with the Citistates Group, Citwire.
If you believe numbers count, the real America of 2009 is focused in its 363 metro regions, especially the 100 largest--the citistates of our modern world--which account for 65 percent of U.
The authors are long-time collaborators in the Citistates Group (www.
citistates must vault to be competitive in the international economy: the "deep socioeconomic gulf between poor cities and affluent suburbs," physical sprawl and the inability to create "effective systems of coordinated governance.
Together with my Citistates Group colleague Curtis Johnson and Michael Horn of the Innosight Institute, Christensen is a co-author of a new book, "Disrupting Class," just published by McGraw-Hill.
The thought is close to revolutionary--the federal government attacking critical national goals not by ignoring our citistates, or dictating to them, but by empowering them.
Louis Post-Dispatch, my Citistates Group co-author Curt Johnson and I arbitrarily picked 2010 as the year foreigners might come poking through the ruins of Washington Avenue.
But we lack any organization really focused on the big citistates whose economy and environment will determine so much of our future.
A webzine, the Cascadia Times, disseminates sustainable development, bioregionalist, and citistate views.
But with the agency's 200-million-plus trips a year--saving tens of millions of personal auto trips, many millions of gallons of gasoline--it has in fact succeeded in creating a more single and accessible citistate of Washington, D.
And borders, as state lines, plunge straight through such mega citistate regions as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and St.
What's now dawning is a recognition that a central city is just one part of a metro area--that for climate steps to make a significant difference, the entire citistate, suburbs and satellite cities included, need to be part of the planning and action.
One idea is to promote full varieties of dialogues within our citistate and rural regions--reknitting America's torn social fabric, wrestling with deep economic injustices, local environmental quandaries and global climate change--conversations to be spiced with direct involvement of many of today's idealistic youth.