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"The germinal societies like Singapore and communist Hong Kong may give us a mutant capitalism that is both virulent and efficient. This is a significant cultural danger."
- Gregory Benford

Planet City  
  A planet the surface of which is entirely covered over, forming one single city.  

This is an early reference to this idea.

The whole surface of Astrax was practically made into one huge city whose spires rose hundreds of feet into the sky.
From The Message From Space, by David M. Speaker.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1930
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Compare to Trantor from Foundation (1951) by Isaac Asimov.

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