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Old 08-07-2016, 06:42 PM
 
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I think walkup apartment buildings are another way to go, if they are numerous enough that they dominate a neighborhood, then the neighborhood is pretty urban.


This is an example from Minneapolis, but you also see them in other Midwestern cities too:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9652...8i6656!6m1!1e1
Yes, I would definitely consider that a very urban neighborhood and I think this may open up the conversation a bit more.
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Another one is Duluth, MN. The Central Hillside is classic Midwest urbanism although it has some holes in it. Considering it is a metro of a few hundred thousand it isn't bad though. It may have the best downtown in Minnesota from the street level. The city has seen better days but is back on the upswing now:

The Central Hillside:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.7896...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Downtown:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.7835...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.7888...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:02 PM
 
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Another one is Duluth, MN. The Central Hillside is classic Midwest urbanism although it has some holes in it. Considering it is a metro of a few hundred thousand it isn't bad though. It may have the best downtown in Minnesota from the street level. The city has seen better days but is back on the upswing now:

The Central Hillside:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.7896...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Downtown:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.7835...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.7888...7i13312!8i6656
It definitely looks quite urban and it has a lot of potential. That Central Hillside street view kind of reminds me of this building in Utica NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0934...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: The City
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It definitely looks quite urban and it has a lot of potential. That Central Hillside street view kind of reminds me of this building in Utica NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0934...8i6656!6m1!1e1
Yeah, growing up in the Utica area that was one of my favorite buildings. Duluth reminds me a lot of upstate NY cities, except it has a funkier vibe than any of them and is in the middle of nowhere. It is like a bigger blue collar Ithaca if it was in the Adirondacks.


When Duluth was first settled after the Civil War it was expected to become a major city. It never happened, but the legacy of that is that it is still built like a place that was supposed to be bigger than it became.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I think Olympia, WA for it's size has a fairly large downtown.
It's population is 50,302
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.0424.../data=!3m1!1e3
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.0441...7i13312!8i6656

besides Seattle, the densest city in WA is Kirkland, I think?
Kirkland: 87,281 pop, 4,521.5/sq mi
Also I think the city has annexed a lot of land because in the past 5 years it grew by 78.9%
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6746.../data=!3m1!1e3
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6755...7i13312!8i6656

Bremerton also seems to have a large urban downtown for it's size.
Bremerton: 39,520
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5647.../data=!3m1!1e3
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5658...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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If you count Canada then it must be Victoria, BC. That place is very urban and seems way larger than it really is.
Victoria: 80,032 pop, 10,643/sq mi
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4281.../data=!3m1!1e3
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4240...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Madison, Wisconsin is another one. Being centered on a narrow isthmus between two lakes is forcing its core to become dense:


https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0747...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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If you go with a small town Downtown, this may be viewed as being quite urban in terms of built environment: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6602...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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Another area is West Clinton Street in Elmira as well: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0926...2!8i6656?hl=en


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0921...2!8i6656?hl=en


Here are a couple of small areas in Buffalo: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9131...!6m1!1e1?hl=en


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8972...!6m1!1e1?hl=en
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