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Old 10-31-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Certain groups of people on and off of C-D try to make it as if their city should be the golden standard for every city in America. Now, some might say that only people on the Coasts do it (they may do it more than others) but I think all people do this no matter what region they live in. Do you think your city should be the golden standard for America? If not, what do you say to those who feel that way?
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Do you think your city should be the golden standard for America?
Nope, no way. My current city is a piece of (&@* Maybe the plastic standard.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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If anyone takes the bait, be prepared for the interrogation to follow.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Metrowest Boston
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Well... I am in the Boston metro...
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Well... I am in the Boston metro...
Do you feel that Boston should be the golden standard for America?
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Certain groups of people on and off of C-D try to make it as if their city should be the golden standard for every city in America. Now, some might say that only people on the Coasts do it (they may do it more than others) but I think all people do this no matter what region they live in. Do you think your city should be the golden standard for America? If not, what do you say to those who feel that way?
FWIW, the phrase is "the gold standard", not "the golden standard." That's something most native English speakers know.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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The gold standard of cities should have the following qualities below. Anything less will not impress.

(1) It should be human-scaled and built for people, rather than for cars. Less wide streets and highways, and more narrower streets and quaint alleyways. For roads that require cars to pass through, "shared streets" where people and cars intermingle can be explored. Or for those where cars are a priority, pedestrian islands to help people "jaywalk" safely.

(2) There must be great public spaces that is safe and accessible to all.

(3) Safe with low levels of crime, especially violent crime.

(4) Beautiful parks and woodlands with wildlife.

(5) Neighborhoods outside the city center (such as those in the suburbs) should be self-contained with vibrant main streets that are within a 5-minute walk for most of its residents.

(6) Diversity of neighborhoods in atmosphere and personality where each corner of the city looks and feels different from one another. From posh to scruffy but trendy. From industrial-chic to small-town chic. From the Old world to the Modern world. It must NOT feel homogenous.

(7) It has beautiful architecture that lifts the spirit

(8) It has amazing nightlife with a vibrant street life throughout the day.

(9) Extensive public transport network where terminal train stations become destinations themselves (just like Grand Central station in New York and Union Station in Toronto after a lengthy redevelopment).


New York City probably comes the closest in satisfying these requirements, and therefore, should be the gold standard for cities in the US.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:42 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, of course! (J/K)
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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I mean Minneapolis is a very well-run city. I could make a case.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:58 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I mean Minneapolis is a very well-run city. I could make a case.
Well-run? In what way?
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