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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%
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:39 PM
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Originally Posted by OmShahi View Post
I think Cleveland is trying to do that. Detroit is too far gone right now to make a recovery immediately but Cleveland seems to be trying.

But I can't name any city that has successfully done that last decade.

The Dust Belt? I think Phoenix can make a strong come back in the future, but it's only if it plays it's cards right. Las Vegas, I haven't any idea.
Washington DC ?
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:43 PM
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by RenaudFR View Post
Washington DC ?
DC has always been a strong location. It's always had a stable economy and even though it lost a lot of population it's metro always gained more just like Chicago and Philadelphia, and Boston have in the past.

Like what I meant was a city that economically sank like Detroit or Cleveland.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:19 PM
Location: Phoenix
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Even though each decade had cities that delivered in one way or another, my list is different as I think of cities when I believe they "arrived" or "reinvented" themselves even if they had previously "arrived" for different reasons in other decades.

60's - San Francisco (Hippy Movement - Haight-Ashbury)
70's - San Francisco (Castro), Houston (energy/oil)
80's - LA (pop culture, became #2 populated city), Dallas ("Dallas", Oil, excess), Miami ("Miami Vice", style, freestyle music even though it began in NYC, snowbirds),
90's - Atlanta (Beginning of growth boom, Olympics, CNN, Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport #1 in World), Seattle (Grunge Scene, Microsoft/technology companies, Starbucks), San Jose (Silicon Valley),
00's - Phoenix (tourism, growth boom, retirement, mini-LA), Las Vegas (growth boom, rebirth as upscale, hedonistic, adult destination), Portland (city planning and development model, micro-breweries), - Devastation/Rebuilding: New York City (9/11), New Orleans (Katrina)
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