City Centers

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City centers increase a colony's population growth rate (farms instead increase the maximum population size a colony can support).

  • Constructing a city center for a colony will speed up its population growth rate
  • Each additional city center will further speed up the population growth rate
  • If the planet's environment isn't suitable for a civilization, building city centers may not be enough to avoid a negative population growth rate for the colony
  • City centers need to be unlocked by performing the relevant research
  • A city center can be upgraded to the level above if the above level has been unlocked through research
  • It's not possible to construct a level 2 or 3 city center directly - only a level 1 (which can then be upgraded)

City centers

  City Centre Level 1.png City Centre Level 2.png City Centre Level 3.png
Level 1 2 3
Upgradable Yes Yes No
Research to unlock Globalization.png Globalization Decentralization.png Decentralization Megalopolises.png Megalopolises
Civilization specific names
Mankind City Center City Center Decentralized City Center Megalopolis
People's Realm City Center City Center Decentralized City Center Megalopolis
Ripchee City Center City Center Decentralized City Center Megalopolis
Syntis TB32 - Depositor TB32D - Depositor TB32M - Depositor


Level 1, 2 and 3 city centers each need to be unlocked separately by researching the relevant technology (see 'Research to unlock' in the table above).

Constructing and upgrading

  • Level 1 city centers can be constructed directly
  • Level 2 city centers can be built only by upgrading a level 1 city center
  • Level 3 city centers can be built only by upgrading a level 2 city center

Stats & Upgrade Costs

CivNameLevelUpgradeGrowth BoostPersonnelDesirabilityPCBeCreditsBuild
MankindCity Center1City Center Decentralized2%10,0000202,0002001,800
MankindCity Center Decentralized2City Center Megalopolis3%10,0000203,0001,0009,000
MankindCity Center Megalopolis3-5%10,0000205,0005,00045,000
People's RealmCity Center1City Center Decentralized2%10,0000202,0002001,800
People's RealmCity Center Decentralized2City Center Megalopolis3%10,0000203,0001,0009,000
People's RealmCity Center Megalopolis3-5%10,0000205,0005,00045,000
RipcheeCity Center1City Center Decentralized2%10,0000202,0002001,800
RipcheeCity Center Decentralized2City Center Megalopolis3%10,0000203,0001,0009,000
RipcheeCity Center Megalopolis3-5%10,0000205,0005,00045,000
SyntisTB32 - Depositor1TB32D - Depositor2%10,0000202,0002001,800
SyntisTB32D - Depositor2TB32M - Depositor3%10,0000203,0001,0009,000
SyntisTB32M - Depositor3-5%10,0000205,0005,00045,000


  • Level: the tech-level of the city center
  • Upgrade: whether the city center can be upgraded to a higher level or not
  • Growth Boost: percentage boost to population growth rate
  • Personnel: number of colonists required to operate (contributes to employment)
  • Desirability: effect on colony happiness
  • PC (Power Consumption MWt): amount of colony power required
  • Be (Beron): cost in beron
  • Credits: cost in credits
  • Build: build time in seconds