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A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state consisting of a sovereign city and its dependencies. Among the most famous are the great independent cities of the ancient world, such as Athens, Sparta, Carthage, Thebes, Corinth, and Rome


a sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies.
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body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"


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With the assistance of the Alliance for Regional Stewardship, the Citistates Group and the policy and consulting firm FutureWorks, 24 chamber and community leaders stretching from Chapel Hill, N.
Neal Pierce, a columnist for the Washington Post and principal of the Citistates Group, will lead a discussion exploring how the region should grow and what its niche will be in the international economy.
Whether or not those governments pointed to Jacobs as their inspiration, their boosters - such as columnist Neal Peirce, co-author of Citistates - somehow did.
Peirce writes in Citistates that "government is unable to reach the most fundamental cooperative agreements.
According to Peirce, these regional economies compete with similar citistates around the world, not against their own suburbs.
Our Citistates Group study, enhanced by a group of regional experts we convened at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Pocantico estate along the Hudson River last October, discovered eight top reasons.
Neal Peirce of Citistates, the keynote speaker, will update his findings for the New England Futures Project and address his views on New Hampshire and Concord's challenges and opportunities over the next decade.
Consider the three areas we identified in our Citistates book as the most serious for U.
But the bottom line is clear: The road map for our shared futures starts at home, in our own citistates.
He argues that America's future economic success depends on the ability of American citistates, such as Denver, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Houston, to compete with international citistates like Hong Kong, Milan, Singapore, London, and Barcelona.
further argue that citistates of this nation suffer three weaknesses:
That's the fascinating mix for this decade that Chattanooga political and business leaders had to tell a meeting of the Citistates Group (which I chair), here late last month.