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Old 10-06-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"Fake" Cities would be Cities that

1. Have less than 6,000 people per square mile. Pittsburgh, Detroit, and other rust belt cities are an exception to this rule (Some would argue L.A is a Fake City despite its 8,000 people per square mile)
2. Are dominated by winding avenues and McMansions
3. Are supported entirely on road networks with little to no use of Mass Transit
4. Basically anything within the limits of the Sun Belt could qualify as a "fake" city.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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"Fake" Cities would be Cities that

1. Have less than 6,000 people per square mile. Pittsburgh, Detroit, and other rust belt cities are an exception to this rule (Some would argue L.A is a Fake City despite its 8,000 people per square mile)
2. Are dominated by winding avenues and McMansions
3. Are supported entirely on road networks with little to no use of Mass Transit
4. Basically anything within the limits of the Sun Belt could qualify as a "fake" city.
Oh brother.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: NYC
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"Fake" Cities would be Cities that

1. Have less than 6,000 people per square mile. Pittsburgh, Detroit, and other rust belt cities are an exception to this rule (Some would argue L.A is a Fake City despite its 8,000 people per square mile)
Have you ever been to LA?


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2. Are dominated by winding avenues and McMansions
3. Are supported entirely on road networks with little to no use of Mass Transit
Because LA's definitely NOT dominated by McMansions and despite popular belief, tons of people use mass transit everyday here and that number will only go up as the Metrorail network continues to expand. LA was a transit city long before it was a car city.

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4. Basically anything within the limits of the Sun Belt could qualify as a "fake" city.
New Orleans, home of the French Quarter, the Garden District, and the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world is a fake city?
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Oh brother.
He does have a good point, but I would expand his definition to say that anything south of D.C. and east of California is a "fake city"
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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He does have a good point, but I would expand his definition to say that anything south of D.C. and east of California is a "fake city"
So you really believe that all cities in that area are made up of McMansions and winding roads without mass transit???

I wonder why Northeast and Midwest cities with lower densities get a "pass" while other cities are deemed "fake" for the same thing...seems a little biased to me.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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So you really believe that all cities in that area are made up of McMansions and winding roads without mass transit???

I wonder why Northeast and Midwest cities with lower densities get a "pass" while other cities are deemed "fake" for the same thing...seems a little biased to me.
I was trying to be facetious but there aren't enough good smiley faces for it
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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I was trying to be facetious but there aren't enough good smiley faces for it
Oh okay. Facetious...that's my baby's name.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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any city with a subway system
Rochester used to have a subway, but they abandoned it in the 1950s (and replaced most of it with I-490). So does that mean Rochester USED to be a real city, but is no longer?
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Have you ever been to LA?
Yes I've spent more time in the suburbs of L.A than you know.

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Because LA's definitely NOT dominated by McMansions and despite popular belief, tons of people use mass transit everyday here and that number will only go up as the Metrorail network continues to expand. LA was a transit city long before it was a car city.
Did I ever say L.A was a "fake" city? Living in L.A, you definitely need a car. There is no argument to that. Don't try to start an argument opposing an already well known fact.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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I would say that Jacksonville, FL is a faux city.
How is Jacksonville a fake city?
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