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Old 12-04-2014, 11:41 PM
 
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Exactly. I love my space and my cars give me pleasure and freedom. I have no children at home but would never consider living downtown. In fact, if I moved anywhere it would be further out, not in.
Me too. Actually one of the best places is a small town about 30 minutes from the city. Not too far. Away from all the problems in the city. Cheaper property tax and better home.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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There are a few small cities/towns that have walkable areas. Northampton, Ma is a good example. It has a great downtown center and clusters of businesses areas near the downtown. Much of what is not walkable is bike-able. There is a variety of housing options including many detached homes nearby with lots of various sizes (smaller lots close in and larger ones farther out). It is a sweet spot for urban-like living. The college influence adds to rich cultural experiences as well as support for local businesses.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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My predictions are that China and the rest of Asia will be flooded with metropolises. Skyscrapers will darken the sky and people will live in high rise apartments. It's all ready like that now though. Europe is more conservative about their historical architecture and will be dominated be more low rises and suburban or historical buildings in their urban areas. Africa will take more time till they see metropolises there. Australia and North America will have a mixture of sprawling suburbs and massive downtown metropolises. South America will have many mega cities with high rises everywhere. I assume that south America will not be anywhere close to Asia though.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:11 PM
 
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Are cities or suburbs going to become the dominant geographic regions of the future? some geographers claim that suburbs are dying, and the population is moving back to urban centers. but other theorists say the opposite, that sprawl will continue. which do you think will happen, and why?
Liberal theorist. They love to exaggerate. Trust me, none of them are going anywhere. As the city prospers, so does the suburbs because the average family can't afford nor prefers to live there.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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if we are lucky we can get rid of cars and have enclosed motorcycles and have light rail with bike parking in every city.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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Me too. Actually one of the best places is a small town about 30 minutes from the city. Not too far. Away from all the problems in the city. Cheaper property tax and better home.
In most metropolitan areas, a 30 minute drive from downtown means that you're still in the suburbs (Unless that small town you're referring to is a suburb of the city).
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I predict high population density mixed use developments - BUT - not based on current designs, that are aimed at short term profitability instead of long term livability.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Are cities or suburbs going to become the dominant geographic regions of the future? some geographers claim that suburbs are dying, and the population is moving back to urban centers. but other theorists say the opposite, that sprawl will continue. which do you think will happen, and why?
Subburbs will continue to be where the majority of the population resides. There simply isn't enough space in urban centers to provide housing for the entire population of Canada or the U.S. Additionally, if such a scenario did arise where suburbanites left for the cities in droves, the price of housing would escalate to the point where it would be unaffordable for the middle class to live there.

Seriously... Why is this even being discussed?
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:40 AM
 
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The cities are where the good jobs are. People with talent and potential leave small towns as soon as they can.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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Subburbs will continue to be where the majority of the population resides. There simply isn't enough space in urban centers to provide housing for the entire population of Canada or the U.S. Additionally, if such a scenario did arise where suburbanites left for the cities in droves, the price of housing would escalate to the point where it would be unaffordable for the middle class to live there.

Seriously... Why is this even being discussed?
If the city were given the power to take over the suburbs there would be enough room. Didn't this happen in Indianapolis many years back? http://indianapublicmedia.org/moment...istory/unigov/

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