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by cconat2000
14 Jul 2017 23:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 15462

Re: What is a suburb today?

Dallas is a bit unique because of the explosive growth in residents and the lag in new home/apartment construction. Dallas home prices are either the 1st-, 2nd- or 3rd-fastest-rising in the nation (depending on what study and which timeframe you look at). So the problem is worse there, though it's a...
by cconat2000
10 Jul 2017 12:22
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 15462

Re: What is a suburb today?

I don't know if this means the northern suburbs's infrastructure will have fallen apart in 30 years, but if they are maintained it will be only through borrowing or spreading money around from other jurisdictions, while letting other areas fall apart. It seems a few of these suburbs are becoming mo...
by cconat2000
10 Jul 2017 11:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 15462

Re: What is a suburb today?

Interesting charts by tanzoak. And the one from Strong Towns posted by art_suckz is what convinced me to become a New Urbanist a couple of years ago. Suburban infrastructure simply is not self-sustaining. It can't pay for itself with the insufficient tax revenue generated by the homes and businesses...
by cconat2000
09 Jul 2017 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 135
Views: 27896

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

It's so annoying to me when people dress up personal aesthetic preferences as objective facts. Manhattan.. it's a hellscape, apparently. Ruined, utterly ruined. If only it were half the density, then people might want to live or visit there. What's that, you say? The Upper East side (aka the talles...
by cconat2000
15 Jun 2017 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 135
Views: 27896

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

"five story residential tower" *rolls eyes* A great street presence is the key in this development. Though I too loath that it is a mere 5 story building. I would like to see this area fill up with at least one or two skyscrapers. 5 stories is preferable in almost every possible way to a ...

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