Oh sure, let them Aussies have their fun - I bet if it was a Canadian planning board the War-mongering Cyburbia Regime would move right quick to shut it downbturk said:If we didnt love Aussies so much I'd say....
LET THE HOUSTON - ESQUE INVASION BEGIN!!!
Except for Quebec, of course. Used to be plenty of French voices on the Cyburbia Forums, back when it was the Cyburbia Cafe; they stuck to the architecture sub-groups. There were very few urbanistes on here, though.KMateja said:Please Paul - why would Canada need their own Canadian Cyburbia? They're practically State 51 already.
I was struck by the same thing. I saw part xenophobia, and maybe a perception that Cyburbia deliberately discourages or censors discussions from the other side of the Pacific.BKM said:Boy. Has Australia gone a little xenophobic? Their main goal seems to be avoiding American content Is Australian culture and urbanism so dfferent?
Cyburbia has a critical mass of North American users, so there's plenty of folks here to sustain discussion on land use issues over on this side of the pond. Despite my efforts, though, I haven't had much luck with attracting Aussies, Kiwis, and S'effricans. If there was a similar critical mass of non-NA planners here, there would probably be more discussion of planning issues in those countries. I doubt few here would mind.From the PIA message board:
"The Cyburbia site is good, buts its difficult to discuss current topics from Australia with Americans and Canadians."
"I agree that planning forum without the usual American content is long overdue, well done to PIA."
Not really. I'm a fan of the melting pot.el Guapo said:I say more power to our friends in Austrailia. Dan did you ever consider a forum for other national interests?
Thanks donk.donk said:hope this is small enough to post.
This thread has been recycled so I can't help myself - I had previously decided not to bite ..BUTBKM said:Boy. Has Australia gone a little xenophobic? Their main goal seems to be avoiding American content Is Australian culture and urbanism so dfferent? Oh well, more power to them