Foreign Capital Cities and Their Relationship to the National Government: What Washington, DC Can Learn

January 1, 2006

Funding: Trellis Foundation

Summary: The District of Columbia, as the capital of the United States, is in a unique set of circumstances with respect to other American cities, but it is not unique in the world. All countries have capital cities and they face many of the same problems as does Washington, DC. The object of this study is to determine what can be learned from these other cities and their relationship to their national governments that is relevant to the circumstances of Washington, DC and that will better inform the debate about the issues related to Washington's role as a capital city.



Hal Wolman - Research Professor


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