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Old 03-10-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Goodness. Such a distinction with no material difference. A rose by any other name...

lol - no distinction to you. But a definite distinction for people who work in areas that study what makes a city a city (planners, architects, civil engineers, etc)
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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lol - no distinction to you. But a definite distinction for people who work in areas that study what makes a city a city (planners, architects, civil engineers, etc)
Does old age make a city a city? Sure, economics, businesses, people, homes, transit, roads, culture. But it doesn't have to be old or not planned.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Does old age make a city a city? Sure, economics, businesses, people, homes, transit, roads, culture. But it doesn't have to be old or not planned.
No - but it's infinitely more interesting when a city becomes a city organically for folks that are into that sort of thing.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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No - but it's infinitely more interesting when a city becomes a city organically for folks that are into that sort of thing.
Okay - I think we agree then. I would have to say Boston is more interesting than Dallas or Atlanta, as an example.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Okay - I think we agree then. I would have to say Boston is more interesting than Dallas or Atlanta, as an example.

Yes - I actually prefer DC and Savannah - but Boston is pretty cool.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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I think Atlanta should get a pass though, seeing that Sherman burned the original down.

We just have never let go of that idea of burning it down and rebuilding. Sometimes I think it is pathological with this City.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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I would have to say Boston is more interesting than Dallas or Atlanta, as an example.
You are probably right, but I think there's a lot more at play here than whether the city was master planned or not. Boston has been around a lot longer and has a totally different culture.

Pretty much all the intown development we are seeing, and have seen, is "planned." Does that it make it less interesting? Everything is planned these days.

If something is planned, people complain it's boring. If it's not planned and we get sprawl or parking decks, we hear, "it should have been planned better."

So there's really no winning. It's just people putting labels on something to describe some other attribute they like or don't like.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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cq - What do you mean, "fake"? They are real bricks and mortar. Do you mean Atlantic Station is fake, as well? Or Buckhead Atlanta? Don't be so darn pessimistic.
Yes. They feel fake. The brick isn't real at AS.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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But it was not built by one developer. What I'm trying to say is the 'fake' developer built, town centers.
Washington D.C.? Istanbul? Brasilia? Dubai? Islamabad? Canberra? New Delhi?
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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I get what you're saying but they only seem inauthentic when new. Many great neighborhoods in Atlanta were built by one developer and have very similar looking houses. Nobody minds now.
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