The Thriving Non-Cities Of America

Avoiding the mistakes of older cities, an "odd urban animal" is thriving in the U.S. -- the non-city.
June 26, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"As development builds outside cities, areas that have no legacy of municipal government are thriving without becoming cities. They have many qualities cities have: large populations, busy commercial centers, sprawling subdivisions. But they're not cities. There's no mayor. Residents can't fight city hall because there isn't one...These fast-growing unincorporated areas reflect a national shift toward turning some government functions over to private companies and away from multiple layers of government. For people in these areas, becoming a traditional city is unnecessary."

Thanks to Jennifer LeFurgy

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Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in USA Today
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