i relocated the foreign embassies out of the inner wall as i wanted to prioritize the building of marvels in it. with the pyramids of egypt as the centerpiece surrounded by other wonders of the world.
i find that pine trees for example suited the job perfectly of accentuating each wonder (or marvel in COW terms). the temple of luxor to the west. the hanging gardens to the east. to the south is the great wall of china. and then nearby is the stonehenge. i am currently working on le grand phare (11 more to go. aide-moi guys!).
id like to setup a kind of caste system in the city. there will be the local merchants in the business district, the intellectuals in their colleges and universities (and later laboratories), and then of course the city administration. i relocated all military structures outside the inner walls signifying the supreme authority of civil society over them. then to keep things clean, i decided to lace the inner city with roman villas and no other.
religion will play very little role in the city. i must admit that i had need of it at earlier levels to stabilize the happiness level of the citizens. but i am gearing towards a more scientific approach to happiness.
in the future i would hope to start working on the outer wall and develop a stronger offense/defense as other city states are probably eyeing MANILLE as we speak, as their target for their military conquests ..