The end of suburbia?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by F50Fanatic, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. In England if there's no cathedral then it's not a city
     
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  3. I like this place

     
  4. I guess it is both, much of the land is suburbia, but it has a nice urban core with a lot going on

    They need to connect to BART on the east side, I think that will help a lot with commuter traffic and bring people who want to hang out in the urban core for leisure
     
  5. I'm more of a city person, with the shorter commutes and plethora of fun and commercial activities.
    But, it depends on the type of city. In North America, for example, the cores of big cities are mainly for businesses, and it doesn't feel like a lot of people actually live there. Then you get to the outer rings, which are often slums that separate the business area from the suburbs, which is where most people live. It makes the suburbs feel more livable than the city itself.
    Where I live, for example, the core of the city center is a bag of mixed uses, mainly for living (apartments), shopping, eating and drinking. There are offices, but they're normally more scattered except for a few hubs with more office space.
    Also our suburbs are actual cities by themselves and getting further from the main metropolitan area does not give you a private house with a back yard and a garage. Unless you're kinda rich, you just get a slightly cheaper apartment in a less fun area with a bad commute.
     
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  6. I cryptically mentioned I bought a new place elsewhere, but since it applies to this thread's theme, thought I'd add that my upgrade was in fact to an even smaller place; old apartment (1 bed, 1 bath loft) was 1100 sqft, new place (2 bed, 1.5 bath townhouse) is down to 800 square feet. At least it's unique; it's the most central residential building in my city that doesn't have units above or below one another.
     
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  7. We went from 1075 square feet to 1700 square feet. Quite an upgrade. Also, no more downstair neighbours and we get a garden, something i always wanted.
     
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  8. In the suburbs I
    I learned to drive
    And you told me we'd never survive
    So grab your mother's keys, we're leaving
     
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  9. #34 F50Fanatic, Dec 2, 2019
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    I do like LA's suburban character and car culture, but definitely do not agree with this article.

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/city-villages-13621.html

    When a city is already stretched to the max when it comes to suburban sprawl, then the only way to solve housing shortages is to build upward.
     
  10. what is this, the house from UP

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  11. It actually has a cute little history. Its not a holdout at all; it's actually heritage listed, so it would actually have the opposite problem if it came to it.
     
  12. That's dope AF, bruh
     

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