polis-, polit-, poli-
(Greek: city; method of government; citizenship, government, administration)
Don't confuse this polis, "city" with the suffix -polism, etc. meaning "selling".
2. An airport city core and an outlying area of business stretching along transportation corridors.
Also called an aviation city or an airport city. In its purest form, the aerotropolis is an economic hub that extends out from a large airport into a surrounding area which consists mostly of distribution centers, office buildings, light manufacturing firms, convention centers, and hotels, all linked to the airport via roads, expressways (aerolinks), and rail lines (aerotrains). This business-centered version of the aerotropolis is also called an air-commerce cluster or an airport cluster.
Although the plural of metropolis is often rendered as metropolises, the plural of aerotropolis isn't aerotropolises; instead, it is aerotropoli. The difference is probably because more people are now using metropoli as the plural of metropolis, a usage change that dictionaries have not incorporated, yet; although it has been in usage since about 1978.
Etymologically, the problem with the creation of this new word is that the coinage has torn off a piece of metro [tro], "mother" and added it to aero, "air" and then added polis, "city"; making it more complicated than necessary. It would have been better to make the word aeropolis (s), aeropoli (pl), "air city".
2. Not involved nor interested in activities or ideas that involve gaining power in a country or over some special area of the world.
2. A name given to several projects of cities on and under the water: "The name of 'The 8th Wonder of the world is the Aquapolis, the world's first undersea hotel and resort complex'."
"The Aquapolis Hotel says that it will 'hoast over 500 rooms, all of which will have an ocean view' (below the surface) and it is located at Mykonos, Cydades Islands, Greece."
2. The proper name from 330 B.C. to 1930 A.D. of what is now Istanbul, from Greek Konstantinou polis, "Constantine's city", named for Roman emperor Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, whose name is derived from Latin constans, "standing firm, stable, steadfast".
2. A large city inhabited by people from many different countries.
2. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: "The ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt."
3. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: "A cosmopolitan traveler."
4. In ecology, growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
This conception is contrasted with ideologies of patriotism and nationalism. Cosmopolitanism may or may not entail some sort of world government or it may simply refer to more inclusive moral, economic, and/or political relationships between nations or individuals of different nations.
2. An animal or plant of worldwide distribution.
3. Someone who is at home everywhere; such as, a person of world-wide experience and travel.
4. A person without national ties or prejudices; international in outlook.
- Developing energy-efficient buildings.
- Placing emphasis on increasing the use of public transportation.
- Redesigning how cities are organized to integrate work and living areas into a single neighborhood; rather than separating cities into residential, commercial, and industrial zones.
- Utilizing hanging gardens and water fountains to cool the air.
- Developing wind turbines and roof-top solar cells to generate the electricity used in buildings.
- Rooftop rainwater collectors to supply much of the water needs.
- Minimize the need for the use of cars by building multiple centers where people live close to their work in high-rise blocks that are also near public transportation hubs.
- Planting more trees along the streets to help reduce the air temperature.
- Have more low-rise buildings surrounded by forests, organic farms, and lakes.
- Providing better recycling of waste products with anaerobic digesters to convert sewage and compost into biogas which will be used for cooking, heating, and power generation.
- Develop walkable areas with shops, schools, jobs, and services close to housing.
- Lay out streets to favor public transportation, bicycles, and pedestrians; and to make it difficult for cars to be used.
- "Urban farming creates green spaces, recycles waste, cuts down on freight transport, prevents soil erosion and is good for the microclimate."