Place-based Political Structures

Over the last fifty years, the percentage of people around the globe living in urban areas has increased from 30% to over 50%, but cities have not seen a corresponding increase in political power.  In the United States, over half the population lives in just 39 metro areas, but each of these areas consist of many different municipal, county and even state governments.

We need new political bodies at the “metro-areas” that can not only advance the interests of residents at national and international levels, but also to perform some of the functions of national and international institutions that are no longer trusted by urban residents.

Common space for exchange: cities in transition and citizen struggles | P2P Foundation

Common space for exchange: cities in transition and citizen struggles | P2P Foundation

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We Need Political Structures for Metro Areas

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