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Old 10-27-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Seriously? I think a lot of people need to spend some more time in LA. I keep reading posts about how LA is not very dense and while it's not NYC, it's still a very dense and large city. Much more so than many cities on the east coast.

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: So California
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Wow.....great shots and brand too. It is a ridiculous fallacy that wont last much longer. LA will continue to grow through greater density and infill development. In the future there will be no doubt....
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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The problem is the dense areas there are not desirable and very very poor transportation options given it's size. The desirable areas for the most part are Beverly Hills, Venice, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pasadena. None of which are even part of the City of Los Angeles.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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LA is NOT urban, anyone who thinks so has not been to NYC, Paris, London, HK, Tokyo, Chicago, etc.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Wow.....great shots and brand too. It is a ridiculous fallacy that wont last much longer. LA will continue to grow through greater density and infill development. In the future there will be no doubt....
yeah. That is why LA metro, barring some unfortunate event, will always be a force in US cities. Tiny land area metros are easy to get dense cores, but doesn't live much room to grow does it? LA had land to expand and then densify, while still maintaining picturesque landscapes.

People who look down on low density areas just have no imagination and sense of future.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The problem is the dense areas there are not desirable and very very poor transportation options given it's size. The desirable areas for the most part are Beverly Hills, Venice, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pasadena. None of which are even part of the City of Los Angeles.
Yeah, the devil's in the details as they say. In cities like NYC and DC, most of the well-known and important sites are within their compact, urban cores. However, this didn't seem to be the case at all during the times I visited LA. Everything was very, very spread out.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: a bar
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LA is a dense city. The problem is it's still a very car-centric city, and probably always will be.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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West Hollywood has almost 20,000 people per square mile. Santa Monica is about as dense as Washington, D.C.

Of course L.A. is different than Paris or London. Why shouldn't it be?
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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LA is NOT urban, anyone who thinks so has not been to NYC, Paris, London, HK, Tokyo, Chicago, etc.
So there are only like six cities in the world that are urban? Come on.

To say that LA is not urban is ridiculous and ludicrous.

I LOVE chicago. It's one of my favorite cities, but that city turns to low density sprawl a lot quicker than LA does and Chicago is very dense and urban as well.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Not desirable?


Hahahaha....The scene below is in the middle of one of the most desirable areas in the entire world.
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