Conversation today about rural regionalism in the Pacific Northwest. The area is a good example of how people naturally think regionally especially in rural contexts. If only for economics, there is no reason why every town and area should try to be all things to their people when it comes to public services and other programs that could be in the commons.
The same paradigm applies at least to suburban and urban areas. While we’re at it, how about other collaborations in the arts, technologies, health care and education. The key here is complementary specializations.