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Old 01-21-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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New us masterplanned city.

Ive been thinking about this for a while but how cool would it be if the united states decided to build a new masterplanned city in a centrally or strategically located position. They could start from scratch like cities over seas align the airport not to affect downtown and make something great. It would create a ton of jobs too. Masterplan a new mega city from scratch where we take the good from all the great cities and incorporate them. You can build the subways and roads ahead of time where they are perfectly designed to go exactly where they need to go with all brand new trains and stations. Then build a grid but with certain things to keep it interesting.

We build pretty nice art deco towers these days too so there would be no need for the skyline to be boring. If I was a billionaire id do this. Built a ton of wonderful supertalls in all the different styles over time. Make the highways go next to the city not through. Create smsterdam like channels if neeed be. You could really make something incredible in america since we always do good ground levels vs dubai and china. I think this would be a good idea because our population is exploding. Create a green masterplanned mega city where everything is brand new and perfectly designed where we incorporate the best ideas from great cities all over the world.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:30 PM   #2
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Re: New us masterplanned city.

I like the big-picture thinking.

With all the under-utilied infrastructure in shrunken cities like detroit, what's the potential for overlaying your 'new masterplanned megacity' on a place like that?
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:27 PM   #3
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Re: New us masterplanned city.

Great idea! I've dreamed many times about this.

Why should China have all the fun? They get to build new ones every year or so.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:55 PM   #4
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Re: New us masterplanned city.

Where though? Would it be in a mid-west city.

Maine could be an option.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:00 PM   #5
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Re: New us masterplanned city.

Idk somewhere along the coast is obviously preferable. Probably somewhere with generally good weather as well but doesnt need to be florida or anything. Id think maybe like maryland or virginia maybe. It would be a mega city so probably along the east coast where the major cities are and within transit distance. I know from living in the nc area there is tons of land where weirdly the worst towns are by the ocean and it gets better inland. I think this could be a cool solution to our mega population and all our cities being very old. You could literally include the best parts from every great city and not the bad. I wonder how it would work in the us vs over seas. You could have the govt be the main party financially and lay out the initial road grid and transit system then sell off the blocks to developers from the country and all around the world. It could be a dubai type situation without the mess that is. It could be an up and coming city thats cheap to move into. Id imagine start in the middle and build your way outward. You see these masterplanned cities popping up all over the world but their kind of horrible because theyre like huge office parks. We could really do it right here.
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Where though? Would it be in a mid-west city.

Maine could be an option.
Some of the islands could do. Some minuscule coastal townships between BH and Eastport would also work. There are lots of un-incorporated territories up on the St. John River and other places in Northern Maine.
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https://www.worldtravelguide.net/fea...-simple-steps/
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...step-diy-guide
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._own_town.html
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