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Old 01-14-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You know a place like Eugene, OR, or Redding CA, or Rockford, Illinois.

even though they're not suburbs, they're still built in much the same way as a suburban community. low rise neighborhoods, strip malls etc.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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When used in reference to the built environment, a town doesn't have to be an actual suburb of a larger city to adhere to a suburban form of development.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Low rise development does not equal suburban. Many smaller cities or towns don't have tall buildings -- that doesn't make them suburban in style. The cities mentioned all have core downtowns, and stand alone as cities. They have strip malls, too, but that's true of any city. New York City has them; so does San Francisco. There may be some suburban-style neighborhoods within city limits (as is true of most cities), but that does not mean that small cities are themselves "suburban" in character.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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When used in reference to the built environment, a town doesn't have to be an actual suburb of a larger city to adhere to a suburban form of development.
True. Many small towns are suburban in nature but stand alone...... but to be classified as an actual suburb it needs a nearby city of some kind.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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An urban environment is simply densely populated.

It has nothing to do with how tall a building is. Houston is filled with skyscrapers, yet it's practically the antithesis of urban.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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An urban environment is simply densely populated.

It has nothing to do with how tall a building is. Houston is filled with skyscrapers, yet it's practically the antithesis of urban.
sounds like you don't know what urban means
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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sounds like you don't know what urban means
If what I said wasn't true, there would be no need for the term "suburban."
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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If what I said wasn't true, there would be no need for the term "suburban."
looks like you don't know the meaning of that word too
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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looks like you don't know the meaning of that word too
Unless you're one of those passive aggressive narcissist who like to hit & run with somewhat bold but pseudo-intelligent one liners, then you'll gladly explain what's incorrect about my post.

Otherwise, .
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Unless you're one of those passive aggressive narcissist who like to hit & run with somewhat bold but pseudo-intelligent one liners, then you'll gladly explain what's incorrect about my post.

Otherwise, .
it would only cause an argument, besides, I have explained too many times before. why don't you do us both a favor and look it up. you will learn the true meaning of the word, not the screwed up city data version
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