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Why POLIS?

Our name is taken from the ancient Greek word “polis” meaning “city state.” But, for the Greeks — and for us at POLIS — the word takes on a broader meaning, representing the highest of human ideals: the ability to make decisions collectively for the greater good. It is the root of words such as “politics” and “metropolis” – a term that represents a rootedness in place and community.
 
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