The End Of Cities?

Does the Digital Age require us to redraw government boundaries or eliminate them entirely?

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August 2, 2000, 7:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


George Lindamood, a senior research associate of the Center for Digital Government and an IT management consultant in the public sector, questions the need for jurisdictional boundaries in this technological era: Considering modern communications and transportation, does it really make sense to have counties sized and structured so that the county seat is no more than a day's horse-and-buggy ride from any point therein? Considering the complexity of the issues facing government and the cost of maintaining multiple overlapping, if not conflicting, layers of laws and bureaucracy, does it make sense to perpetuate the federal-state-county-city hierarchy anywhere in North America?

Thanks to Chris Steins

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