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Old 04-10-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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Albuquerque NM trying to be the next Phoenix AZ
I don't think Albuquerque wants to be the next Phoenix. If anything, it's trying not be the next Phoenix.

 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Can you think of any cities that are trying a little too hard to become "cool," urban, etc, but just can't seem to pull it off? Places trying to imitate the successes of others, but end up going nowhere? Or do you believe just about any city can become the next Paris if they really want to?
Trying to hard? None.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I don't think Albuquerque wants to be the next Phoenix. If anything, it's trying not be the next Phoenix.
that's the first time I've heard an implication that Phoenix has its own identity!
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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How in the world is San Francisco trying to be like NYC or Amsterdam? San Francisco is good at being San Francisco. There isn't a city like it.
Thank you - I don't know where people get all this stuff from. San Francisco is NOTHING like New York, and I thank God for that. I love New York, but I don't want SF to be anything like it - they are each great cities in their own right.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: ITP
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[Mod Cut] It's better to have civic leaders that try hard rather than ones who are complacent and maintain the status quo. It's normal to look to other cities for examples and ideas regarding economic development, growth management, and planning. A lot of cities are good at beating their chests and promoting themselves--such as my city of Atlanta--and others have chosen to remain insular and resistant to change.

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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Seattle is not neccesarily trying to be like SF , but alot of the people on boards seem to think they are in the same league , which imo is not the case.

from what I see Chicago people are always trying to one up LA to be considered the "2nd city" , and Ive noticed LA people could care less about Chicago, as they have no question in their minds that they are in the top 2.

Austin seems to always want to be like San Jose in terms of high technology, and to an extent SF's liberal views.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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and Ive noticed LA people could care less about Chicago
Youre right! Most of them care what color their nails are, what purse matches what hat, what new Prada shoes theyre gonna buy, who Lindsay Lohan is dating or crashing her car into, etc.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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how about this.

wanna be Chicago's.
1. Milliwauke, Wisconsin
2. Twin Cities, Minnesota
3. Detroit, Michigan
4. Indianapolis, Indiana

wanna be Omaha's.
1. Des Moines, Iowa
2. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
3. Quad Cities, Iowa/ Illinois

wanna be Kansas City's
1. Wichita, Kansas
2. Topeka, Kansas

wanna be New York City's
1. Boston
2. Atlanta, Georgia
3. Chicago, Illinois

wanna be Cincinatti's
1. Louisville, Kentucky
2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wanna be Seattle's
1. Portland, Oregon

wanna be Miami's
1. Orlando, Florida
2. Tampa, Florida
3. Virginia Beach, Virginia
4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

wanna be Indianapolis
1. Fort Wayne, Indiana
2. Evansville, Indiana
3. South Bend, Indiana

wanna be Columbus, Ohio
1. Clevelend, Ohio
2. Dayton, Ohio

wanna be Atlanta's
1. Jacksonville, Florida
2. Birmingham, Alabama

wanna be Pheonix
1. Tucson, Arizona
2. Albuquerquie, New Mexico

wanna be Dallas
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2. Waco, Texas
3. San Antonio, Texas
4. Fort Worth, Texas

wanna be San Frasisco
1. Sacramento, California
2. Oakland, California
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:08 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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how about this.

wanna be Dallas

3. San Antonio, Texas
4. Fort Worth, Texas
OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. No no no, NEVER!
Trust me, these two cities are far from ever wanting to be like Dallas.
Fort Worth and San Antonio have their own identities and attitudes. Why change them?
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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how about this.

wanna be Atlanta's
1. Jacksonville, Florida
2. Birmingham, Alabama
You forgot to add Charlotte,North Carolina.
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