The essence of ‘City’ is diversity and choice; the bigger the city the greater the greater the diversity and choice.
Typically a city is the seat of government over a region, characterised by grand civic buildings and symbols of power:
Art galleries, Museums and Seats of Learning:
Shops and Parks:
Sporting facilities, Transport hubs, Satellite/Suburbs, litter, graffiti and streets paved with gold.
That would be the City of Birmingham, once the Workshop of the World…