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Old 06-17-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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What's the most modern city in the united states?
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Define what you mean by modern.

Are you defining it by planning standards, architecture, education, art, technology, infrastructure, jobs??? Many aspects to what someone might mean by modern.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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A combination of architecture, technology, transit systems, etc...
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Well, it's been argued that Portland has the best layout in terms of urban planning, transportation, etc.

In terms of architecture...it's hard to say. Most eastern cities have a lot of really old buildings (which is cool in its own way), so the most modern architecture (overall) will likely be found in the newer cities. Almost all of Houston's buildings are really modern looking, for example..same with Denver, and Des Moines (although much of the architecture has likely been mucked up by flooding ).
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Seattle seems very modern to me but maybe that's just because it's so clean.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Combining all of the OP's criteria, I would argue Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Portland comes to mind for me as well.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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I think of Seattle and Miami, along with Portland, too.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks
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Another vote for Portland,OR...but a lashing for the Atlanta vote.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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1/2 vote for Portland, OR and 1/2 vote for Milwaukee, Wi
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