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Old 05-01-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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As I sit here and am working on one of my final exams () I have to describe the post-industrial urban landscape of Baltimre. Throughout the class I thought of what type of urbanity/city my hometown and beloved Charlotte would be describe. It is definitely not post-industrial, because it was never really a highly industrial area like Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland, etc. (maybe the satellite city of Gastonia but not Charlotte). So I was wondering what type of urbanity/city is Charlotte. It gets bashed for not being urban, but I read how some urban studies scholar due coined the term edge city to describe the next wave or urban centers around the nation.

So here is the question, what "type" of cities are there? Here are my suggestions:
*post-industrial
*service industry
*edge city

What do yall think?
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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As I sit here and am working on one of my final exams () I have to describe the post-industrial urban landscape of Baltimre. Throughout the class I thought of what type of urbanity/city my hometown and beloved Charlotte would be describe. It is definitely not post-industrial, because it was never really a highly industrial area like Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland, etc. (maybe the satellite city of Gastonia but not Charlotte). So I was wondering what type of urbanity/city is Charlotte. It gets bashed for not being urban, but I read how some urban studies scholar due coined the term edge city to describe the next wave or urban centers around the nation.

So here is the question, what "type" of cities are there? Here are my suggestions:
*post-industrial
*service industry
*edge city

What do yall think?
Sorry I cannot tell you too much about Charlotte except to say its NOT a post-industrial or a edge city, lol. I hope this bump up helps - you deserve an honest answer from someone who knows the Charlotte area better.
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