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Old 07-22-2016, 06:13 AM
 
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Plenty of "character"? Really? In what way? I think Charlotte is great...love Uptown, light rail, museums, sports, etc., but none of that screams "character" to me, especially in light of the way the OP asked.
Why not? The Panthers made it to the super bowl and the city council are working on another light rail line... Anthony Hamilton?
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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Character must be some sort of code word for something...because when I visit some of these cities, "character" is not the word I'm thinking of....
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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Why not? The Panthers made it to the super bowl and the city council are working on another light rail line... Anthony Hamilton?
I wouldn't have bothered replying to your first statement if I knew you were being facetious.

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Character must be some sort of code word for something...because when I visit some of these cities, "character" is not the word I'm thinking of....
Character is usually strongly associated with having an intact historic urban fabric and some sort of tangible uniqueness.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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Character is usually strongly associated with having an intact historic urban fabric and some sort of tangible uniqueness.
If that's the case, I can think of several small towns in Mississippi, West Virginia, and southeastern Kentucky that's loaded with character. Which brings me to my next question: What's so unique about a look and feel that so many towns have?
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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If that's the case, I can think of several small towns in Mississippi, West Virginia, and southeastern Kentucky that's loaded with character. Which brings me to my next question: What's so unique about a look and feel that so many towns have?


Because it allows small businesses to prosper, funky stores, local culture that's unique to the area. I mean. We have a good amount of local places uptown too. Amelies for example. So Charlotte
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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If that's the case, I can think of several small towns in Mississippi, West Virginia, and southeastern Kentucky that's loaded with character. Which brings me to my next question: What's so unique about a look and feel that so many towns have?
I never said such a look and feel was unique, but having an intact historic urban fabric goes a long way towards giving a city a sense of place and is usually associated with a preserved local culture that distinguishes it from other places.
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:40 AM
 
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I never said such a look and feel was unique, but having an intact historic urban fabric goes a long way towards giving a city a sense of place and is usually associated with a preserved local culture that distinguishes it from other places.
Honestly, the type of places you describe are a dime a dozen. Newer cities being built with newer technologies are far more interesting and unique to me. Dubai is one example that comes to mind.

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Old 07-23-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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Honestly, the type of places you describe are a dime a dozen. Newer cities being built with newer technologies are far more interesting and unique to me. Dubai is one example that comes to mind.
Very few people would say Dubai has character though--that's something that comes with time--and that's what this thread is about. Plus NC has nothing even remotely close to Dubai so it wouldn't make much sense to discuss cities like it in the NC forum.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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God, I hope nothing like Dubai ever comes to NC. Talk about an ostentatious display of wealth. No thanks. Give me back "the vale of humility between the two mountains of conceit" that has gone by the wayside.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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God, I hope nothing like Dubai ever comes to NC. Talk about an ostentatious display of wealth. No thanks. Give me back "the vale of humility between the two mountains of conceit" that has gone by the wayside.
I love your statement.
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