U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-08-2014, 04:45 PM
 
283 posts, read 454,524 times
Reputation: 292

Advertisements

Let's same I'm a developer and I want to build an ultra-dense hi-tech epicenter like Dubai in the 'States. Where can I buy land at the most strategic possible location? What areas have the loosest zoning policies that would allow such density?

In other words, what US areas outside NYC are most receptive to 21st century urbanization?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-08-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
2,610 posts, read 3,759,792 times
Reputation: 1616
Las Vegas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
929 posts, read 843,383 times
Reputation: 351
se oregon would be a good area for a big city, have a bunch of solor pannels and there making it so you can clean wast water and you can drink it so you dont have to worry about no water.

its safe from earthquakes and its kinda by the ocean
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 05:59 PM
 
8,328 posts, read 14,556,250 times
Reputation: 4048
Start with a part of the United States that has massive amounts of oil wealth and is ruled by an absolute monarchy with no elections. If you can ship in foreign workers to be paid slave wages and live in inhuman conditions, all the better. Give it a few years, seems like this country is heading that way, good luck building the City of Kochistan!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
46,053 posts, read 29,504,059 times
Reputation: 7830
Miami has built up with empty condo buildings like Dubai. Or technically Houston because there are no zoning codes there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: 304
5,093 posts, read 6,856,581 times
Reputation: 1697
WV, lots of undeveloped land (plus flat land from mountain top removal), cheap land, lots of energy sources (coal, natural gas), location proximity to East Coast, far enough away to not have immediate competition, and one heck of a workforce!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 06:48 PM
 
3,836 posts, read 4,713,490 times
Reputation: 2538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pookie Jenkins View Post
Let's same I'm a developer and I want to build an ultra-dense hi-tech epicenter like Dubai in the 'States. Where can I buy land at the most strategic possible location? What areas have the loosest zoning policies that would allow such density?

In other words, what US areas outside NYC are most receptive to 21st century urbanization?
Dubai has a density of 408/km - it's an ultra low density city.

Zoning is set by the municipality. If you buy up a bunch of land in the middle of wherever and incorporate it then that entity can zone it how it likes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
8,112 posts, read 9,557,822 times
Reputation: 8056
Buy up Detroit, it's going for real cheap...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
46,053 posts, read 29,504,059 times
Reputation: 7830
Quote:
Originally Posted by VA Yankee View Post
Buy up Detroit, it's going for real cheap...
You never know, Detroit does have the structure to be a massive city, it just lacks just about everything that is needed to be a massive city combined with having crappy lake weather.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2014, 07:54 PM
nei nei won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Thirteenth Edition (Jan-Feb 2015). 

Over $104,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
 
Location: Long Island / NYC
45,985 posts, read 41,929,314 times
Reputation: 14804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Komeht View Post
Zoning is set by the municipality. If you buy up a bunch of land in the middle of wherever and incorporate it then that entity can zone it how it likes.
Every part of the state is incorporated in a municipality in Massachusetts. So not Massachusetts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top