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Old 05-05-2013, 09:16 AM
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So southerners think of southern cities and Northerners think of Northern cities? that what I got from OP

Old 05-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by eschaton View Post
To my own (subjective, northern) eyes, the Richmond neighborhood is certainly urban. The Augusta neighborhood is somewhat urban. The Columbia and Charlotte neighborhoods, not really at all. I do recognize the main difference between the Augusta example and the latter two is the Augusta one has a lot less trees though, which helps to see the density of the area is actually fairly high. Still, all three look like streetcar suburbs. I recognize the architecture is pre-WW2 (and I think near Victorian in some cases), but the wide setback from the street, large levels of greenery, and space between the houses all comes across as semi-suburb, despite the use of tight street grids.
Yes, the streetcar suburbs are typically the oldest neighborhoods in most Southern cities, excepting the older cities as Jimbo_1 just mentioned. With Elmwood Park in Columbia, part of the neighborhood has houses with less setbacks: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Elmwo...2,54.81,,0,0.9
Old 05-05-2013, 10:11 AM
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For any one interested in the difference between city densities, I attached this.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:17 AM
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I sorted the bottom correctly on this one...
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:26 AM
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Population density alone doesn't really tell you that much. You can have suburban style development that reaches very high density. The point is more the development style, where a satellite picture or map will do you more good than a population density comparison.
Old 05-05-2013, 10:38 AM
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As predicted, this thread has devolved into yet another discussion of population density. If you would like to discuss things like population density, the merits or evils of urban vs. suburban developments, etc., you are invited to go to the Urban Planning forum:


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