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I have a $33,000 dream. Plus or minus 10K.

I'd like to buy a home in a very cheap place that still has culture--local, regional, and national music. Museums, public attractions, parks. Bike friendly and/or walkable and/or good public transportation system. Great natural attractions nearby--hiking, rafting, kayaking, swimming, climbing, caving, hunting, fishing. Where is this possible? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 4, 2014 - 44 answers

Jobs Involving Cities, w/o math + grad school

I love cities, I love walking around in them, I love learning about them, and I would like to make a career out of this. Caveats: I do not want to deal with math/science, and I would really rather not go to grad school. [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Nov 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Should people work to end sister city relationships with Russia?

What is the value in pushing non-Russian cities to drop their sister/twin relationships with Russian cities to protest the anti-gay laws and attitudes in Russia? This article from Radio Free Europe offers a summery of the issue, "Sister Cities Ramp Up Russia Boycott Over Antigay Law". [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jul 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 18, 2013 - 47 answers

Looking for pronunciations of US city names

I'm looking for a source - either paid or free - that can provide pronunciations of US city names. [more inside]
posted by zorm on May 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts?

Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Hunting for office space

How would one go about finding unserviced office space to rent in major uk cities?
posted by nam3d on Apr 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Fiction about cities?

Can you recommend great fiction about cities and the urban experience? [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on Mar 16, 2011 - 32 answers

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in?

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Apr 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Urban incorporation by way of a bridge?

What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 24, 2010 - 39 answers

Which books are most representative of each city?

What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Steer me to your nearest "bad neighborhood"...

What is the "bad part of town" for your nearest metropolitan area... and what's the name of the most notoriously "bad" neighborhood(s) in that part of town? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Feb 14, 2008 - 173 answers

Limits to growth?

If cities (or the pressure on city services) grow faster than the wealth held by individuals grows, how does the bottom not fall out given that municipal growth is largely funded by taxes? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Oct 22, 2007 - 34 answers

sister cities?

What is the point of "sister cities"? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jan 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Never a city so real?

Which video games have the most realistic depictions of real-life environments? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Sep 10, 2006 - 16 answers

It's a small, small world...

If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Jun 17, 2006 - 54 answers

Chicago vs St Louis?

Chicago vs. St. Louis: I have job offers in both cities. I have never lived in either city, and I would have to work quite a bit harder at the Chicago job. I have specific questions inside, but the bottom line question is: Is the Windy City worth it? [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Aug 24, 2004 - 23 answers

Organizing Cities

I'm reading a book about the London Underground that cites Paris as a radial city and New York as a grid city while claiming that London is unclassifiable. I'd never thought much about alternates to the grid system.

My question is, can anyone point to alternate schemes for organizing cities? Or know of/live in particular cities that exemplify one scheme or another?
posted by jeffhoward on Mar 12, 2004 - 41 answers

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