polycentric


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pol·y·cen·tric

(pol'ē-sen'trik),
Having several centers.

polycentric

(pŏl′ē-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Having several central parts, as a chromosome with multiple centromeres.
n.
A polycentric chromosome.

pol′y·cen′trism n.

polycentric

(pŏl″ē-sĕn′trĭk) [″ + kentron, center]
The condition of having many centers.
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from the interdisciplinary literature on polycentric governance.
Espousing a seemingly Utopian vision, Tass reported Lavrov as saying in 2013 that once the polycentric system is formed, "the world will use shared values from all religions: striving for the good, decency, freedom, responsibility, and respect for the elderly." Yes, and we'll all live happily ever after.
In recent years, social media have emerged as a new public square within which polycentric organization is a natural feature.
Meanwhile, Mr Sibilev said Africa was an important partner for Russia, an active participant in the emerging polycentric architecture of the world order.
Courts and such organisations by themselves are not polycentric institutions but fulfil a core function and therefore they must work together in synchronisation.
As we move into the future, polycentric cities will create compact developments that are more efficient to run; energy, food and water supply will be crucial for the success of any city, and the smart city agenda will help optimise resources and the overall running of the city.
natural growth and high polycentric urban development.
Polycentric was also the perspective of Dutch planners and politicians of the same era, that national cities should be characterised by equality in magnitude, since large dominating metropolises -like Paris and London-pose a threat to the moral values and to the development of rural areas (Van der Burg & Vink 2008).
Polycentric cities are more sustainable and Dubai stands out among the global cities as it has a number of clusters that are clearly separated from each other, an industry executive said during a conference in Dubai on Sunday.
Addressing the meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that their task now is to reinforce the SCOs strategic role in supporting the objective process of the development of a polycentric world based on equal and indivisible security, mutual respect for each other and each others interests, as well as commitment to the goals and principles of the UN Charter and international law.
The general purpose is to discuss the effectiveness of INTERREG in producing polycentric connections between cities, at each of its operational levels: cross-border, transnational and interregional.
He said the proposed transport projects, for instance, will help achieve the goal to transform the present monocentric growth trend to polycentric growth trend pattern, where other areas will also be focused.