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Old 02-11-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Cities with little or zero suburban area?

Cheyenne, WYO
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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I could do with about 200,000 more people and considerably less grit in Baltimore.
I'm assuming to fill all of Baltimore's abandoned rowhouses?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I'm assuming to fill all of Baltimore's abandoned rowhouses?
Yep, and revenue coffers.

While there are far fewer than 200,000 abandoned homes, our population is down approx 350k from its peak.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Yep, and revenue coffers.

While there are far fewer than 200,000 abandoned homes, our population is down approx 350k from its peak.
Like Pittsburgh.....and St. Louis.....and Buffalo....

I'm guessing that its peak was probably around 1950, and it could only go down with the postwar suburban boom..
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Like Pittsburgh.....and St. Louis.....and Buffalo....

I'm guessing that its peak was probably around 1950, and it could only go down with the postwar suburban boom..
Precisely.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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There is two main definitions related to cities having little to zero suburban areas. The first version is density levels and presentation of density. A suburban area is usually lower density and can be mostly houses and smaller buildings. The second version is a metropolitan region where almost all people live in city limits and very few living in other parts of the metropolitan region, a lack of suburban sprawl.

Cities of a small, medium, large size could easily exist with a minimal use of suburbs and without any suburban development and some actual cities already exist that qualify. However, some people actually prefer a suburban living arrangement and a lot get in the way in government/politics/economic bureaucracy systems from allowing more cities to prevent and abolish anything suburban.

Sometimes it does appear Europe and Asia have a lot more cities that are higher density with a lack of suburbs compared to North America/USA/Canada. There is a significant level of accuracy to that, but suburban areas, houses, smaller buildings can even be found in areas of Europe and Asia too, even if less compared to North America.
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