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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Walden CO (just to get Zman to look at his map)
    Oh okay, Dingus. I know exactly where that is. Neat courthouse.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    1.Boston
    2.Chicago
    3.Cork
    4.NYC
    5.Prague
    6.Amsterdam
    7.Dublin
    8.Philly
    9.Marquette
    10.Vienna
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    In no special order other than:

    10 where I've lived/been:
    Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Munich
    Stuttgart
    Innsbruck
    Salzburg
    Ann Arbor
    Savannah
    Boulder
    Albuquerque
    Chapel Hill

    10 more where I might like to live:
    Christchurch
    Vienna
    Adelaide
    Rome
    Edinburgh
    Austin
    Ft. Worth
    Charleston
    Portland
    Seattle

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    Palma, Spain...
    I'll pick Palma as well, but only if I can spend all of my time at the Daiquiri Palace.

    Otherwise:
    Montreal
    Wilmington, NC
    Washington D.C.
    Portland, OR
    Portland, ME
    Chicago
    Somewhere on the beach in Costa Rica
    San Francisco
    Austin, TX
    San Diego
    Last edited by WSU MUP Student; 01 Jun 2007 at 4:02 PM. Reason: gsfg

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    Cost of living no object, right?

    Breckenridge, CO
    Moab, UT
    Boulder, CO
    Astonfield, England
    Palm Springs, CA
    Sedona, AZ
    Madison, WI
    Oxford, England
    Chicago
    Manhattan

    Oh, a place in St. Thomas wouldn't be bad. . .

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    In no particular order.....

    Chicago
    Marquette, MI
    Calumet, MI
    Apostle Islands, WI
    South Bass Island, OH
    Asheville, NC
    Riviera, FRANCE
    Sydney
    Toronto
    Portland, OR
    Curtis, MI
    Golden, CO
    St. Ignace, MI
    Seattle
    Club Paradise (Land Of Lakes, FL)
    Boston
    San Francisco
    Rio

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    OK I'm in

    1. Toronto, ON
    2. Montreal, PQ
    3. Burlington, VT
    4. Northampton, MA
    5. Chicago, IL
    6. Most any medium-sized city in England (Durham and Cambridge come to mind)
    7. Phila, PA
    8. San Francisco, CA
    9. Portland, OR
    10. Portland, ME

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    Excluding cities in Northern Illinois, and in no particular order:

    Grand Rapids, MI
    Milwaukee, WI
    Naples, FL
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Dallas, TX
    Minneapolis, MN
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Denver, CO
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cedar Rapids, IA

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    Hmmm? Let me see...

    New York, New York
    Brasilia, Brazil
    London, England
    San Francisco, CA
    Barcelona, Spain
    Milan, Italy
    Raleigh, NC
    Chicago, IL
    Philadephia, PA
    Tokyo, Japan
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    I'm gonna move Oslo up on my list... I always forget how wonderful this city is!
    What luck! A random assemblage of words never sounded less intelligent.

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    Wellington, NZ
    Christchurch, NZ
    Auckland, NZ
    Dunedin, NZ
    London, UK
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Rome, Italy
    Moab, UT
    Durango, CO
    Charleston, SC

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    Quote Originally posted by Planning Fool View post
    Brasilia, Brazil
    Really? Have you been there? The only people who live there are those that are forced to by the government. Even they abandon the city every weekend for Rio and SP.

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    a few of you mentioned Dublin. which one tho?

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    Savannah. Savannah. Did I mention Savannah?

    Lisbon.

    Washington, DC.
    ...Moving at the speed of local government

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    Quote Originally posted by dominimami305 View post
    a few of you mentioned Dublin. which one tho?
    Dublin, Georgia, I'm sure - where else can you move and see the Redneck Games?
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    Really? Have you been there? The only people who live there are those that are forced to by the government. Even they abandon the city every weekend for Rio and SP.
    Agreed re: Brasilia! A very cool place to look at from the air, but wow, as a pedestrian - not so much.

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    Ya I hear Brasilia was a nightmare of LeCorbusierian proportions. Huge buildings, wide avenues, nothing to look at!

    My cities in no particular order:

    London, ON, CA
    Hamburg, Germany
    Portland, OR, USA
    Montpelier, VT, USA
    Waterloo, ON, CA
    Bangor, ME, USA
    Barrie, ON, CA
    Petrolia, ON, CA
    Biel, Switzerland
    Fredericton, NB, CA

    I know, weird collection....different reasons for all of 'em.

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    Quote Originally posted by ricohockey View post
    My cities in no particular order:

    London, ON, CA
    Petrolia, ON, CA

    I know, weird collection....different reasons for all of 'em.
    Looks like someone is looking into Western.....

    Petrolia?? Thats like Sarnia without all the glitz and Glamour of Midland!
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    I don't know...I'm pretty happy here in Chicagoland.

    but I really like:

    Granada, Spain
    Fiesole, Italy (in the foothills above Florence)
    My grandparents' old property in Hubbard Lake, MI
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Excluding cities in Northern Illinois, and in no particular order:

    Grand Rapids, MI
    Milwaukee, WI
    Naples, FL
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Dallas, TX
    Minneapolis, MN
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Denver, CO
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids? City of Five Smells? Eeeeewwwwww.

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Looks like someone is looking into Western.....

    Petrolia?? Thats like Sarnia without all the glitz and Glamour of Midland!
    Haha, good call....I just have a personal affection for it because for the last three years I've made a trip to have some real Canadian Tim Horton's and see a Squires game.

    They play in the Ontario Senior Hockey Association; a few of the guys in the league used to play pro in the CoHL/UHL.

    But there was no real reason for picking Petrolia, other then it being closer to my hometown than Mt. Pleasant, and my urge to see real Canadian hockey!

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    Quote Originally posted by gonzo View post
    For the purpose of this thread, please don't factor-in:
    -Whether you know anyone in the city
    -Any language barriers
    -Any racial preferences (just in case)
    What about whether I could afford to live in the place with a typical urban planner's salary? Sure, I'd say San Francisco and London like everyone else, but there's no way I can afford to pay ₤2,000 a month for a basement studio apartment in a neighborhood where I wpuld get assaulted by chavs the moment I stepped outside.

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    In no discernible order

    the proper London
    Chicago, US
    Toronto, Canada
    Montreal, Canada
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Sheffield, UK
    Krakow, Poland
    Koh Tao, Thailand (not a city, but let me live my fantasy)
    Portland, US

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    New York, NY
    Washington D.C.
    Charlottesville, VA
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Savannah, GA
    San Antonio, TX
    Chicago, IL
    Vancouver, BC
    St. George, UT
    Madison, WI

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    1. New York and New Jersey. My birthplace, and where I grew up, respectively.
    2. London. In Europe (which I haven't seen nearly enough of) and said to be culturally rather like New York.
    3. Tokyo, very big city, bound to be pretty interesting.
    4. Los Angeles. Large city, sunny part of the world, brand-new rail system worth studying, in California.
    5. San Francisco. (Of course.)
    6. Washington, DC, lots of museums, very nice.
    7. Hong Kong. One of the world's densest cities with a high income, so an exciting skyline and close to many services.
    8. Berlin, Germany. It was a divided city for several decades, so looking at how its division and reunification affected the city would be nice to do.
    9. Honolulu, on account of having always been partial to Hawaii, since I was a kid. Only problem is, Hawaii doesn't have too many railroads.
    10. Amsterdam. Sexy, associated with Anne Frank, and bicycle friendly.

    If one throws language and nationality into the mix, California rises up past the European cities, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and so does Washington, DC, although language is a reason why London's up there (although a relatively small reason). Most of the areas are dense and transit friendly; I might make an exception for Honolulu (which is dense enough and hasn't really gotten a good transit culture together, I don't think) and LA (ditto, kinda), but I generally like transit-friendly places (well, when I'm not driving, anyhow). There are also various New Jerseyan places out there, too...

    If one also includes ethnicity, then, yeah, Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv would be invited into this crowd (and Hong Kong and Tokyo would suffer some demotion in the ranks as being a tad "gaijin", admittedly, although they'd still be places I'd like to visit). And there's also the temptation to head down to New Orleans to see how it's bouncing back from the hurricane.
    Last edited by Rickyrab; 11 Jun 2007 at 9:09 PM. Reason: Judaism, and I forgot about Hurricane Katrina.

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