Only the cities
of Region I (Ilocos) and Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) registered 100-percent compliance.
The environmental impacts of cities
are enormous, due both to their increasing demographic weight and to the amount of natural resources that they consume.
Baltimore's West Ordinance was not explicitly modeled on segregationist efforts in cities
abroad, nor did its major proponents leave any evidence that they were specifically aware of or in touch with people leading such efforts elsewhere in the world.
Stepping up and taking a leadership role in economic development is necessary, because smaller cities
with budget woes don't have adequate resources to devote to long-term planning.
Of course, American cities
and their state- and federal-support systems have their own ways of procuring urban infrastructure, and New Orleans is following these now to mend roads and patch up levees--but discontinuities, and worse, in such methods are what lay behind the tragedy of the flood.
Major dramas set in our big cities
also make little room for children.
had the jobs, and new arrivals from the countryside provided the factories with cheap, plentiful labor.
And while he says he thinks more cities
will want increased financial accountability from schools and more oversight, he's not certain mayoral control over school districts will sweep the nation.
1 The concrete and dark asphalt in cities
absorb energy from the sun's rays and warm the air.
Not surprisingly, Finkle feels that eminent domain is critical to the revitalization of cities
. Few projects in urban areas occur on small, isolated lots, and the costs of negotiating with dozens of property owners are simply too high, he argues.
Well, returning to our question, the second reason cities
are important for Christians is because, in ways that are mysterious in the Scriptures, civic living has eschatological significance because it is to be experienced (as Augustine recognized) in the light of the city of God as the true res republica.
It's no wonder cities
scurry to meet this group's demands--as the saying goes, there is power in numbers.