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The (Not So) New Urban Sphere

September 8, 2014, Hollie Russon Gilman

Cities are re-emerging as a central hub for innovation. This is nothing new. People have been talking about the city and locality as the place for more innovative politics since Athens emerged as the premiere Greek city-state. Unlike a large federal government, cities provide more opportunities for citizens to feel directly connected to governance.

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