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The City of the Future is the Periphery City. It is one that is outside of major metropolitan centers and currently too removed to benefit from metropolitan resources. Traditionally out of the limelight, these periphery cities can evolve to be completely self-sufficient, lessening the burden on larger metropolises to provide jobs and an economic base to commuters. This mutually beneficial relationship becomes one of “osmosis” giving way to the Osmopolis: the city thriving and yet still supporting and enriching its neighboring metropolis.
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