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View Poll Results: Do you ever want cities to look like that?
Yes 8 34.78%
No 15 65.22%
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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I live in the city and I love it, but I am not so sure how I would feel about the city turning into that...it seems so melancholic. I mean technological advancements are suppose to be good and all, but i'm not sure how good the city life would be. It does look cool, but how do you guys think life would be?
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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What do you mean?


There is a huge freeway in the middle of town. That really kills street life as people zoom by and avoid the city. Just look at Detriot for a vision of the long term impact.

All of those examples look all about the buildings not the people. What is happening at street level. Is each building a full block of wall to wall windows? Where is the green space? Where are the alternate firs of mobility?

Where are the people? Each image only shows buildings and vehicles.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Those drawings tell me nothing about what the street level is like. Block sizes, lane widths, transit, bike infra, mix of uses, sidewalk sizes, relation of buildings to the streets. . .none of that information is available.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Those drawings tell me nothing about what the street level is like. Block sizes, lane widths, transit, bike infra, mix of uses, sidewalk sizes, relation of buildings to the streets. . .none of that information is available.
That's the info that makes the city for me! The form matters little as tall buildings and statchitecture has little impact on actual life experience. The view from the clouds is quite meaningless.

Although it looks like the Star Trek city was modeled on a cross between San Francisco and Sydney.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Those drawings tell me nothing about what the street level is like. Block sizes, lane widths, transit, bike infra, mix of uses, sidewalk sizes, relation of buildings to the streets. . .none of that information is available.
So in other words.... they are good drawings, but you don't know whether or not the cities have ideal conditions for actually living in them.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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So in other words.... they are good drawings, but you don't know whether or not the cities have ideal conditions for actually living in them.
That would be my criticism of those images.

[pretty pictures say nothing about the living conditions]
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