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Old 04-09-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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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?

 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Charlotte, trying to become the next Atlanta.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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San Francisco area trying to be like Amsterdam!
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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Charlotte, trying to become the next Atlanta.
yeah, but it's actually succeeding at that
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Atlanta trying to be the next I HAVE NO IDEA!!!!
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default Yeah here...ssss a short list......

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Originally Posted by vegaspilgrim View Post
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?
San Francisco trying to be a New York City California

Charlotte NC trying to be a Atlanta GA

Providences RI trying to be a Boston MA

Raleigh NC trying to be a Charlotte NC

Oklahoma City OK trying to be a Dallas TX

Tulsa OK trying to be the Paris of Oklahoma

Rapid City SD trying to be a Denver

San Diego trying to be a Los Angeles

Portland OR trying to be a Seattle WA

Sacramento CA trying to be a Portland OR

Albuquerque NM trying to be the next Phoenix AZ

Des Moines Iowa trying to be a Chicago Of The Plains

TADA........
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I know I'm gunna get attacked for this but ummm......

Pittsburgh?
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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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.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Atlanta is the next Los Angeles
 
Old 04-09-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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[quote=Howest2008;3410435]Des Moines Iowa trying to be a Chicago Of The Plains[quote]

I just don't see this. I don't think Des Moines acts like Chicago at all. Plus Des Moines is seeing a lot of success.
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