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Finding other Somervilles in North America

What neighborhoods or towns in the metro areas of NYC, DC, Toronto, Vancouver, SF, Seattle, and Portland are similar to Somerville, MA (north of Boston)? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Jul 11, 2014 - 24 answers

What urban adventure should I look into?

I have been reading up on walking around Los Angeles as an "urban thru-hike." What urban thru-hike/scavenger hunt would you recommend for your city or a city you've visited? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Mar 11, 2014 - 11 answers

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

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

All the livelong day

Does the will of the people always make a shortcut across the tracks? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Apr 3, 2010 - 12 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

How do I act tough on the street?

How do I reduce the amount I'm threatened on the street in an urban environment? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jun 22, 2009 - 47 answers

Exploring the "Dog Park" set.

Are "Dog Parks" a new indicator of urban gentrification? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Nov 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Smallish cities and ambition - can it happen?

Are there any small or medium sized cites that are producing a disproportionate number of famous, ambitious, or motivated people? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on May 29, 2008 - 53 answers

Self sustaining cities

What potential or existing strategies are there for developing large urban economies without relying on international investment, transnational corporations, etc.? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Jan 30, 2008 - 12 answers

How will information & communication technologies change urban development?

Transportation systems have always dictated the form of cities and places. How does the advent of modern information & communication technology change this? [more inside]
posted by andrewmarc on Nov 11, 2007 - 7 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

Huge Chinese industrial cities: which to visit to get a feel for Chinese urban life?

I live in Beijing. I want to take a 3-day solo trip to another Chinese city to get a feel for how the majority of urban Chinese live--outside of Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Oct 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Understanding Hong Kong

Resources on cultural ideas/identities/images of Hong Kong. Not for travel, for a kind of research. What City of Quartz does for LA, what Maximum City does for Mumbai. What does that for HK? [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Mar 19, 2006 - 1 answer

Does navigating your city make you crazy? What do you do about it?

UrbanAngerFilter: Do you get angry just getting around your city? What do you do about it? [+] [more inside]
posted by LondonYank on Dec 9, 2004 - 35 answers

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