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View Poll Results: What is THE city that represents this current decade?
New York 28 30.11%
Houston 16 17.20%
Las Vegas 16 17.20%
Atlanta 16 17.20%
Boston 2 2.15%
New Orleans 15 16.13%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-09-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Good list, but the 1970's were a horrific time for New York, and I believe Chicago was losing a lot of population. I would pick something else.

For the 2000's, I might give the nod to New York.
I would put Chicago down for the 1920's and Detroit down for the 1930's.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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I'd actually say that Washington DC has a decent shot of being the city of the next decade (2010s). With the current political situation, it could be an interesting 8 years ahead.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:11 PM
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I'd actually say that Washington DC has a decent shot of being the city of the next decade (2010s). With the current political situation, it could be an interesting 8 years ahead.
What about Dallas or Fort Worth for 2010 (I refuse to say DFW in this case, but you can)?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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What about Dallas or Fort Worth for 2010 (I refuse to say DFW in this case, but you can)?
What do either cities have to offer, other than tacky buildings, clogged expressways, green skies of smog, and 400 pound Texans stuffing themselves with tacos in their pickup trucks?
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: moving again
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What do either cities have to offer, other than beautiful buildings, efficent expressways, great big skys, and Kind texans with hospitality
I don't know. But you summed it up pretty well
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:51 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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What do either cities have to offer, other than tacky buildings, clogged expressways, green skies of smog, and 400 pound Texans stuffing themselves with tacos in their pickup trucks?
Yeah, yeah, more anti-Texas-ism....

Anyway, Ft. Worth is the fastest growing large city and looks like it will be for a while, the Barnet Shale, the New Cowboys Stadium, which will host several big time sporting events, especially the Super Bowl, an expanding transportation system and me (to make sure that Ft. Worth gets the recognition it deserves! )

Hey, after 2009, we've got 10 whole years to see the city of that decade......

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Old 06-10-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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There should really only be two cities on this list New York and New Orleans, most people know why
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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I posted on this at voluntaryXchange in 2006 and 2007 ([url=http://voluntaryxchange.typepad.com/voluntaryxchange/2005/12/what_is_the_cit.html]voluntaryXchange: What Is the City of the Decade?[/url] and [url=http://voluntaryxchange.typepad.com/voluntaryxchange/2007/02/city_of_the_dec.html]voluntaryXchange: City of the Decade Revisted[/url]).

The current decade is weird. There is no identifiable city. I'm leaning towards the OC as emblematic of the decade. The feel of the OC seems like it is everywhere. Even if you think about the mortgage crisis - for most of the country there isn't much of one, but we feel like there is. We feel the OCs pain. You might also add the inland empire area around Riverside to that mix. Maybe it should be the non-LA southern California as the city of the decade.

There are other candidates, but they're all lousy. I agree with Las Vegas. Phoenix (blah) has to be on the list for the way it has attracted people. Salt Lake City is certainly an up and comer, but too small, and again ... blah. Charlotte? Oh ... gag me.

Here is a list I mentally picked up about 20 years ago and have been keeping every since:
90s - Seattle (music and Microsoft)
80s - Miami (style)
70s - Houston (oil and space)
60s - San Francisco (flowers in your hair)
50s - NYC (live TV)
40s - DC (New Deal, WWII, cold war)
30s - LA (movies)
20s - Chicago (gangsters)
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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What? Since when? The top 10 has been all Sunbelt and Mountain cities for awhile now.

10 fastest-growing U.S. counties | 1 | CNNMoney.com
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas grows more than any other U.S. city - Mar. 27, 2008


I don't think Las Vegas is even close to being the city of the decade. But I will say that it has more of a national importance now than it did 10 years ago. All the "What Happens in Vegas" commercials, and the Paris Hilton appearances, and the TV shows are all recent things.
Las Vegas isn't even that big. You can drive from the north end to the south end of the built-up area, and it takes no more than twenty-five minutes.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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Atl represents whats been happening to the U.s.Fast paced growth that we cant support which fallows is crime.
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