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Old 02-08-2018, 10:13 AM   #4421
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/25...ties_Skylines/

Free to Play for a few days, but you'll probably end up buying it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:37 PM   #4422
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/25...ties_Skylines/

Free to Play for a few days, but you'll probably end up buying it.
I have it, and I also have a few expansion packs. It's honestly the best city builder since SimCity 4, in large part due to the sheer volume of custom content out there. The sheer variety of transportation infrastructure included in the game is staggering, as is the size of the maps and the freeform nature of placing it (think: curved roads with development that hugs it, irregular street grits, etc).

The "building styles" feature is something SC4 dabbled with, but CS has perfected. This gives you the ability to create super unique and distinct neighborhoods. I have a city with dense, low-rise Brooklyn style buildings interspersed with some high-rise commie blocks, and an "Old Town" with a dense, irregular street grid full of Baroque residences and retail centered around a cobblestone square in front of the Parish Church of St. Anne (Busdapest). Of course, the maps can be huge, so I also have classic American suburbs and even farmland well outside of the city center. It's the most realistic city builder I've played (if you want it to be). I just wish I could get my regional rail network to be a bit more efficient.

Definitely checkout the Cities Skylines Reddit for inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/CitiesSkylines/
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:00 AM   #4423
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I haven't seen the show but I can't imagine that the people of Chicago got their panties in a bunch like this with Shameless.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...3IL/story.html
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:08 PM   #4424
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Here is an airplane for sale with some local history:

http://www.platinumfighters.com/fg1dn72nw

It flew out of Squantum NAS, now known as Marina Bay.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:59 PM   #4425
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^ Badass! My favorite warbird of WWII. Dad and I built the model when I was a kid.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:19 PM   #4426
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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump...re-plan-2018-2

I hate to bring national politics back to this forum, but since I believe it directly affects urban planning and infrastructure that it's relevant.

Looks like Trump is planning to increase the gas tax to pay for the infrastructure plan.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:23 AM   #4427
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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump...re-plan-2018-2

I hate to bring national politics back to this forum, but since I believe it directly affects urban planning and infrastructure that it's relevant.

Looks like Trump is planning to increase the gas tax to pay for the infrastructure plan.
It would be great if it happens but Trump has a habit of saying he is "open to something" and then backtracking when his base gets pissed off.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:30 PM   #4428
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It would be great if it happens but Trump has a habit of saying he is "open to something" and then backtracking when his base gets pissed off.
He'd be sticking it to his most ardent supporters in flyover country who have to drive thirty miles to Wal-Mart so I'm all in favor of it. Tax the shit out of them!
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #4429
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It's a use tax, which in most cases ends up being a regressive tax. It makes sense in urban areas, but much of america does not live in an urban area.

Before this century republicans were always in favor of use taxes.
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