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Old 07-25-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Which city do you think is being developed too quickly?
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Las Vegas. They developed too quickly w/o any comprehensive plan and it just a random mix of developments here and there. There is construction pretty much everywhere. They really could have made it out to be a nicely planned city b/c it grows so fast but instead took a hands off approach and now it's just a lot of strip mall, stucco box developments thrown into a valley. The strip could have been much better planned with all the new high rise developments, but instead you have nice, new condo towers surrounded by industrial wasteland or ghetto strip malls.

also I don't think they even have enough water rights secured to handle future population projections, now that is a city that is growing to fast; when you don't even have enough water for the population 20 years or less down the road.

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Old 07-25-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Many suburbs of a city are being overdeveloped. It seems to developers that if a large amount of people move to a certain area, they think of it as a prime location for stores, restaurants, etc. Though, if I had to choose, I would choose the suburbs of Detroit.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Miami. If you go to downtown and uptown, it's like a jungle there. It's just like Vegas, a development here ad there.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Every major city in Texas. Texas cities are the poster children for over-development.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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miami
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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By "developed too fast," you mean sprawl and uncontrolled growth, not good development developed from an increased population as well, correct?

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Originally Posted by Lemonsaregood22 View Post
It seems to developers that if a large amount of people move to a certain area, they think of it as a prime location for stores, restaurants, etc.
Well...that makes sense to me.......???

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Miami. If you go to downtown and uptown, it's like a jungle there. It's just like Vegas, a development here ad there.
What exactly do you mean?
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Atlanta....................
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i know its not u.s. but dubai is just insane. so, they assume that 5 million more people are going to swarm there?......

maybe they are....i don't know
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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What exactly do you mean?
I mean with all the construction of new high-rises and office buildings. Uptown Miami corresponds with Downtown Miami, which makes the skyline look even more overdeveloped. There could be nice 1000K condos and it could be in the ghetto.

Here are some pics.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u273/anthonyja829/carnivalvalor022.jpg (broken link)





http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/diddiyo/miami%20beach/7728e634.jpg (broken link)

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/diddiyo/miami%20beach/DSC05550.jpg (broken link)









Seems like the city is desperately trying to look like New York City.
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