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CITY, government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what the Romans called civitas, and, the Greeks polis; whence the word politeia, civitas seu reipublicae status et administratio. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. 1. 1, t. 1, n. 202; Henrion de Pansey, Pouvoir Municipal, pp. 36, 37.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The 23 cities that submitted their eSREs late were: Antipolo City, Batangas City, Canlaon City, Cotabato City, Koronadal City, Ligao City, Maasin City, Makati City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, Mati City, Meycauayan City, Naga City (Camarines Sur), Navotas City, Quezon City, San Juan City, San Pablo City, San Pedro City, Sipalay City, Tacloban City, Tagaytay City, Tangub City and Tarlac City.
Shanghai is now one of the world's fastest growing cities while Beijing is hurriedly transforming itself in anticipation of the 2008 Olympic Games.
The early twentieth century witnessed a planet-wide proliferation of residentially segregated cities designed to uphold racial hierarchies.
Many presidents are talking about the need to renew the cities in which their institutions are located.
Cities took diverse approaches to rebuilding after the war.
The world's first cities grew up in what is now Iraq, on the plains of Mesopotamia near the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
How can cities turn a sunny summer day into a rainy washout?
Acknowledging that cities are "highly politicized locations with a long history in African American and American culture," Massood uses Bakhtinian concepts to investigate the "relationship of African American film to migration and the growth of black urban populations." The approach allows her to discover how the "play between visual and aural signifiers contributes meaning to a film, anchors the narrative in an historical moment, and acknowledges the existence of complementary or contradictory spaces and times in a single text." The time flame for Massood's study runs from 1912, when the Foster Photoplay Company released The Railroad Porter, to two 2000 releases: Spike Lee's Bamboozled and John Singleton's Shaft.
The case illustrates dramatically how the effort to redevelop America's cities has transformed eminent domain--the government's power to seize private property--from a narrowly construed last resort into a widely, almost routinely used development tool.

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