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What are your favorite interesting or telling U.S. pop culture references to urban planning issues, including the image of city/suburb/exurban/rural areas as places to live and the process of creating community?
posted by carmicha to society & culture (32 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in songs, TV shows, movies, video/MMO games, art, slang, etc. If you think current events (e.g., disaster planning in Japan or public squares as democracy tool in Egypt) will affect pop culture expression of and attitudes towards planning, feel free to expound. As this is for a talk (to professional urban planners), links to visual depictions are especially welcome. They can be funny or serious, cursory or technical. See, for example:
Chrysler's Superbowl Ad Referencing Detroit
The more, the better; thanks for your help, MeFites!