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Old 06-15-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Los Angeles is NOT a true city, it is a city defined by suburban sprawl, yet it's actual core is pathetic for a city it's size. What were the idiots thinking when they designed it??

a TRUE city, has an urban core, a TRUE city is pedestrian friendly and car isn't necessary, a TRUE city, has a mass transit system that works.

Take away the suburban sprawl, all of it's suburbs, and what EXACTLY does Los Angeles have?

Los Angeles is a large SUBURBAN city, when people talk LA they are usually talking LA county, not the city itself.

I will say this though, in the generations to come, LA's downtown will be gentrified, more towers WILL go up, and I believe it will be a more pedestrian friendly place.

it will be more urban and less people will have to rely on cars, so it still has a lot of potential in the near future.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Los Angeles is NOT a true city, it is a city defined by suburban sprawl, yet it's actual core is pathetic for a city it's size.

a TRUE city, has an urban core, a TRUE city is pedestrian friendly and car isn't necessary, a TRUE city, has a mass transit system that works.

Take away the suburban sprawl, all of it's suburbs, and what EXACTLY does Los Angeles have?

Los Angeles is a large SUBURBAN city, I will give it that much.
Take a look at the graph in this link: //www.city-data.com/forum/24717963-post32.html

See how Los Angeles absolutely blows all these other cities out of the water when it comes to density (even Boston)?

Exactly how much of LA have you seen? Exclusively Chatsworth and Northridge?
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Take a look at the graph in this link: //www.city-data.com/forum/24717963-post32.html

See how Los Angeles absolutely blows all these other cities out of the water when it comes to density (even Boston)?

Exactly how much of LA have you seen? Exclusively Chatsworth and Northridge?
LA is dense in the sense of dense sprawl.

LA is NOT dense in the sense of dense core. BIG difference.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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What's with the posters who want downtown L.A. to be Manhattan or Chicago or?

It is what it is, and L.A. is what it is and doesn't need to be anything else. It's pretty nice the way things are in this vast metro area referred to as L.A.

You want a walkable downtown life? You can have it.

You want a casual beachy life? You can have it.

You want a sleepy suburban life? You can have it.

You want a funky, youthful vibe? You can have it.

You want gay-friendly environs? You can have it.

You want to rub elbows with other wealthy folk in your own enclave? You can have it.

You want a blue-collar world? You can have it.

You want a retirement town? You can have that.

You want to live the American dream? You can do it.

You want the best weather in the world? We got it.

And so on. We have everything and we are everything - that's why people from other states and countries try to come here to live or dream about it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Who cares? LA is LA.

If LA isn't awesome, so many people wouldn't be living here and moving here.

If you think LA isn't a city because it doesn't have a NYC-style urban core, then don't call LA a city.

No one gives a crap.

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Old 06-15-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Take everything you said away, and what exactly does Los Angeles the actual City offer?

Los Angeles is a giant mess, everything GREAT about Los Angeles, is NOT in Los Angeles.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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the only thing i ask for is not a city covered with skyscrapers, its only that DTLA fills in those gaps in the parking lots and largen the skyline but it is fine as is, by the way its my 3rd favorite in the US.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Los Angeles is a giant mess
Maybe in your opinion, but lots of people here seem to love it!

Luckily we all get to choose where we live, so if it's not what you like, that's okay!
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