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Old 01-03-2015, 03:37 AM
 
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If you could determine where and all the things about it.. What would be the most important things to you?

Would it be location? Somewhere scenic? Somewhere where infrastructure was easier to plan? Somewhere logical? Somewhere accessible?

What state? And where?

What would be primary source of economy and the "thing" that makes this area develop into a city?

What type of neighborhoods would you want?

Public transportation- which would you like to do- light rail, train stations in it's suburbs that went downtown, heavy rail, subway, busses or more functional highways?

Entertainment? Amenities? What sort of culture would want to see happen?

And so on.. Interested get thoughts on where and what others think about this
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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The most important thing would be entertainment and party like atmosphere. My city would be young adult friendly. The economy would be based upon gambling, entertainment and reasonably priced cost college education as to attract the young demographic. It be sort of a combo of Las Vegas and the French Quarter of New Orleans. For location it would be in a state in the center of most of the major U.S. metropolitan areas near an abundant fresh water source. It would have plenty of nuclear power plants nearby as to have cheap energy. Public transportation would be an extensive subway system, heavy and light rail. The city would be pedestrian and bicycle friendly with a gridded street design. Sidewalks with trees in the median between the streets and the sidewalks . Dense attractive housing in the neighborhoods as to have high foot traffic to support local shops for all your daily needs within short walking distance. Plenty of parks within walking distance in the city. There would be no highways in the city or suburbs as to discourage sprawl.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:01 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo, California & Phoenix, Arizona
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First off, my city would be placed in a region with significant natural beauty with abundant natural resources and in close proximity to both mountains and ocean, encouraging outdoor recreation and the development of open space. This space would be protected and conserved, and would virtually surround the city, preventing any sort of sprawl and encouraging dense development with limited land. The city's economy would be primarily based off of technology development, with secondary bases of finance, entertainment, and tourism. The city would be technologically advanced, with a great nightlife scene and a lot of pop culture. it would be trendy, fashionable, and desirable. It would be moderately dense, generally with 4-6 story contemporary residential buildings (lofts, apartments, and condos) with ground floor retail, with a few centralized pockets of high density development. The city would be connected by a modern, efficient monorail system. The entire city would be designed primarily around this monorail system, with pedestrian friendly corridors running perpendicular with the monorail line. Automobiles would preferably be discouraged through the use of the monorail system, special bike lines, and maybe some sort of automated transit system that is more local versus the regional nature of the monorail. The city would be home to some big corporations, but a majority of business in the city would be local and individually owned businesses. There would be an abundance of parks, public space, and cultural centers such as theaters, concert venues, etc, and a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and eateries. The city would offer a diverse range of hotel choices and would hold many significant national and international events. On top of this, the city would be nearly self sustainable, growing a majority of its food in high rise produce farms that double as fresh markets. The city would have pro sports teams and several universities, and an advanced, financially sound, and sustainable educational system that offered many academic and extracurricular opportunities. The dense nature of the city (constant pedestrian traffic and a 24/7 kind of atmosphere) and technologically advanced security systems discourages crime.
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