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Old 10-28-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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I actually like the idea of density but the things that go along with it to make life a little more pleasant for all like safe sidewalks, safe bike lanes, trees, mass transit, pocket parks, etc don't seem to be happening at the same pace as the apartments going up. I bet the majority of apartment dwellers in the central area drive so their comings and goings cause even more traffic congestion in those areas where they are being built.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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Change is inevitable, everywhere. We are all going to die at some point. Quitcher Bellyaching!
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Change is inevitable, everywhere. We are all going to die at some point. Quitcher Bellyaching!
But do we die sprawled out or do we die densely? Death is death, life is... oh never mind.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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About 50 years ago I read a sci-fi novel in which the Earth of the future was entirely covered by one massive city under a planetwide roof. Nobody ventured outside because the air was too foul.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I'd rather die sprawled out. I've lived in a dense, urban environment for way too long. How I love stepping outside and not smelling exhaust, not dealing with excessive noise, and overall peace. I'm actually peeved that there is increased development in my part of town, turning a rural area into a true suburban area. Oh well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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About 50 years ago I read a sci-fi novel in which the Earth of the future was entirely covered by one massive city under a planetwide roof. Nobody ventured outside because the air was too foul.
But, but, but . . . density is the perfect and only solution! Didn't you know everybody knows that?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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May I judge and say that this is a really annoying discussion? Yeah, people should leverage resources and live closer together and that is just what Austin is encouraging but it is expensive and people have big dogs so there will always be development outside of a core... oh, and taxes play a factor. I love the core but I lived in NYC too and being in it all of the time makes you crazy Study: City Living May Make You Crazy - ABC News
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Very interesting article, FueledByBlueBell.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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From what I gather reading these threads, New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Rome, etc - none of those dense core cities have suburbs?

lol
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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About 50 years ago I read a sci-fi novel in which the Earth of the future was entirely covered by one massive city under a planetwide roof. Nobody ventured outside because the air was too foul.

Here's some fun graphics for you showing the population density of cities applied to larger models. At NYC density we could fit the earths entire population into TX!



Map: If The World Lived Like New Yorkers We'd All Fit In Texas: Gothamist
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