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Old 02-22-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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Just 12 stories In that case almost any city has skyscrapers, even my rural small town of 10k souls has one
That's pretty funny.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Not many developing countries can afford mass transit systems. India is only now getting to it outside of of Kolkata and Delhi, neither of which are comprehensive by any means.
I love the "public transit systems" in Central America, using our old school buses and riding in the backs of pick-ups around the city, or from town to town, which I ride when I'm down there, and you never have to wait long for another pick-up or bus to come by. As for riding in the back of pick-ups, if they're too packed with people, I won't hop on.

In Central America, there's a tiered system. The poorest of the poor ride in the backs of pick-ups, if you have a bit more money, you ride the chicken buses, and a step up from there is riding in vans.

Nice thing about riding the chicken buses is you don't have to be at a designated bus stop, you merely hail one down, if you want to get off, you say Stop, they stop. And, to speed things up, they have fare collectors on board, no time-consuming feeding of the coins into a meter.

Another nice feature of the so-called chicken buses is there's vendors hopping on and off, along the way, trying to sell you anything and everything: pirated DVD's, fried chicken, candy, ice cream, pharmaceutical products, you name it! You'll never ride hungry riding these buses!

With a fabulous transit system like this, why build a subway or light rail lines, and destroy all the fun!!!
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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An interesting cross-border comparison. Note in this case the income gap is small, and the ethnic demographics are similar:

Old Urbanist: Cross Border Urbanism: From Texas to Tamaulipas
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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An interesting cross-border comparison. Note in this case the income gap is small, and the ethnic demographics are similar:

Old Urbanist: Cross Border Urbanism: From Texas to Tamaulipas
The photo of the Mexican town looks friendlier, livelier, I would prefer to have a small home there than in boring Brownsville.
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