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Old 08-29-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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If you could add a huge number of any people of any demographic to your city, who would they be?

When thinking about this question, the demographic I am asking about could be anything. Such as their nationality, their "culture group" or people interested in a certain subject, their political ideology, or the type of career they like. Why would you like that group in there?

The second one is, if you choose your demographic, how many of those demographic would you have wanted to be in your city?

Like for example, you could say "I would have liked if my city would have added 3,000,000 people of Norwegian or Swedish decent because of XXXXX". Another example, when it comes to interest groups, would be "I would have liked if my city had an extra 50,000 gay (meaning they like people of the same gender) people because XXXXX" or "I would have liked it if my city had 100,000 people added who are good in the career of software programming because I think having this industry in my city would be good because of XXXXX". You can put something as well like "I would have liked it if 10,000 people who are very devout Christians and believe in family, faith, and country in my city because XXXXX".

I also request that people not talk about who they DON'T want in their city or wish they could be subtracted, because that could anger people especially if it concerns subjects such as race or other things.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wow, I wouldn't want a huge number of anybody added, I like my city just fine the way it is. Could I add a small number (around 6 or 8) of good football players so our high school team has at least a small chance of winning a few games? Oh, and maybe 10 or 12 really hot joggers as well.

Overall a neat concept for a thread and I am waiting to see what others have to say about how they would change their cities.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I would like to replace a large group of whiny, illegal immigrants with legal ones. I wouldn't care what demographic they are.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I think Boston could use about 70-80 thousand australian aboriginees.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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I'd love to see about 5,000 well funded, diverse and successful entrepreneurs move to Portland and open businesses that employ 3 or more people. We have so many folks moving here and looking for jobs but no one is moving here to create jobs. We desperately need jobs.
And selfishly, I'd love for a few of these businesses to be good Chinese restaurants that deliver!
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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I would like to replace a large group of whiny, illegal immigrants with legal ones. I wouldn't care what demographic they are.
Well said. A place near-bye to where i live i would like to replace the wannabee thugish mexicans with any demographic as long as they don't form gangs.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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smart people
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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I'd love Wilmington, DE to have a solid 1/4 % of the pop as hardworking Asians. We don't have enough.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think Boston could use about 70-80 thousand australian aboriginees.
That could be...interesting. Although I'm thinking even many Australian cities don't have that many Aboriginals.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: 48205
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The huge demographic of people I would add to the area in which I live is true Christians; not merely churchgoers/"church folk". That way, the area would be on a more efficient and genuine path of healing and restoration, without all of the imposters, false promises and insincere assurances.
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