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Old 05-24-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^And your point is?

I think this is nothing more than you just throwing things at the wall to see if any of it sticks, right?
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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I think our understanding of suburbs is radically different.
A suburb is a residential area outside of traditional CBD.

Oakland has its own CBD, San Jose has its own CBD, Berkeley has its own CBD and even Palo Alto has a CBD.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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A suburb is a residential area outside of traditional CBD.

Oakland has its own CBD, San Jose has its own CBD, Berkeley has its own CBD and even Palo Alto has a CBD.
...and Buckhead has it's own CBD, but within the city of Atlanta.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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^And your point is?

I think this is nothing more than you just throwing things at the wall to see if any of it sticks, right?
I'm just trying to get a better understanding of places I've never been, but hope to see one day.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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A suburb is a residential area outside of traditional CBD.

Oakland has its own CBD, San Jose has its own CBD, Berkeley has its own CBD and even Palo Alto has a CBD.
yeah we got alot of malls and shopping centers and office parks too.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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...and Buckhead has it's own CBD, but within the city of Atlanta.
...and Vinings, and Sandy Springs....
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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...and Vinings, and Sandy Springs....
But what is their density like?

exurban/rural/semi rural<3k per sq. mi.

3K-7K= Suburban
7K-10K= Inner/urbanized suburbs
10K> "The City"
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Lets look at the burbs.

Oakland vs Buckhead
Berkley vs Sandy Springs
San Jose vs Marietta
Palo Alto vs Alphretta
WTH, San Jose and Oakland along with San Francisco are the three principle cities in the CSA.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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But what is their density like?

exurban/rural/semi rural<3k per sq. mi.

3K-7K= Suburban
7K-10K= Inner/urbanized suburbs
10K> "The City"
Not sure. I would guess they're both slightly less than Buckhead's (not sure how familiar you are with Buckhead). Both area's have skylines that exist somewhere between suburban office parks and downtown or midtown Atlanta. Perimeter (sandy springs) has more than a few buildings that are greater than 500 feet tall.

Perimeter:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Wiki_PTCONCOURSE.JPG (broken link)
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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It just looks weird to me.

Skyscrapers with all of that open space around them.
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