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USA Sprawl Festival continued: Milwaukee

Link to the first thread in this series.
Note: Please do not reply to this first thread inthe series anymore, it's too big.
USA Sprawl Festival

Or, click on the following links to see just individual cities in that thread:

Kansas City
Some northern Denver suburbs
Albuquerque
Seattle
Las Vegas
Dallas-Fort Worth
Some western & southern Minneapolis suburbs
Orange County, California
Philadelphia
Tucson
Orlando
Northern Virginia/DC
Cleveland
Houston
Atlanta
Indianapolis
Long Island, New York
Jacksonville
Boston

And the 2nd round ones:

Phoenix-East
Phoenix-South
Phoenix-North
Phoenix-West
Portland
Silicon Valley
Los Angeles
San Bernardino County
San Diego - south
San Diego - north
Buffalo
Broward County, Florida
Dallas-Fort Worth II
Riverside County, California
Denver - south suburbs
Orange County II
Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey

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MILWAUKEE













Not sprawl.


More not sprawl.






Not sprawl. Pretty darn nice, in fact.


Nicer still. Looks almost like one of those English towns I posted in the other set.


Not really sprawl, but not super-dense, either. Some inner-city stuff north of downtown Milwaukee. Notice a few new houses being built in the center-left.






New church, new houses, new apartment.








Yay, a mall.


More un-sprawl.


Older sprawl.




Industrial sprawl.












Another break from the sprawl. Phew.


Now a break from un-sprawl as well as sprawl.



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I thought 007 was supposed to be a good guy. Why do you keep doing this to us?
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2006, 8:29 AM
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What's the point of these threads?

They show that every city has sprawl, but the replies are invariably really critical of cities that everyone knows has sprawl, and pretty nonchalant for cities people don't want to admit have sprawl.
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Milwaukee also has some pretty nice inner ring suburbs. My parents happen to live in one of them, Wauwatosa. Gridded streets, no cul de sacs, old homes, quarter-acre lots, urban retail close to the sidewalk. Shorewood and Whitefish Bay are also beautiful--for suburbs.
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What's the point of these threads?

They show that every city has sprawl, but the replies are invariably really critical of cities that everyone knows has sprawl, and pretty nonchalant for cities people don't want to admit have sprawl.
What's the point of any picture thread?

I've gotten a lot of good comments, so some people seem to like 'em.

But don't worry, I'm starting to run out of cities.
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These photos are revolting.
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This is RIGHT down the street from where we live...like a mile or less!
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It's too dense. Lower the density by about 20% and Milwaukee will officially become Chicago's satellite town.
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Milwaukee also has some pretty nice inner ring suburbs. My parents happen to live in one of them, Wauwatosa. Gridded streets, no cul de sacs, old homes, quarter-acre lots, urban retail close to the sidewalk. Shorewood and Whitefish Bay are also beautiful--for suburbs.
I actually grew up in Wauwatosa. Regret ever moving.


I think it's really quite sad I oculd show you where about half of these photos were taken.


This one's rather deceptive. I'm almost positive this is on Silver Spring Drive, which is surrounded pretty much by moderately dense, somewhat run down neighbourhoods (one of the city's more infamous projects is a few blocks West).
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Looks a lot like the Buffalo Sprawl Festival.
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There's so much....concrete.
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I find these threads interesting because while every U.S. city has sprawl, it comes in different forms in different parts of our vast country. The sprawl in say Seattle is completely different than the sprawl in Miami, and the sprawl in Atlanta is completely different than the sprawl in Phoenix, etc. It's interesting in a revolting sort of way. Keep 'em coming 007, if you ever do Tulsa or Oklahoma City you'll see some really "great" sprawl!
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I like these threads. Have you done Baltimore yet?
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I'm always amazed by how, when you post sprawl from a wetter climate, how much trees do to soften the visual impact. Not to say it's beautiful, but it could be a lot worse.
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I like these threads. Have you done Baltimore yet?
They don't have much coverage of Baltimore yet (I checked as recently as 2 days ago). The closest is the Northern Virginia stuff and the Phlly stuff. I think they have some eastern Baltimore suburbs but not enough to be interesting.

Detroit is next, followed by Tampa.
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I'm always amazed by how, when you post sprawl from a wetter climate, how much trees do to soften the visual impact. Not to say it's beautiful, but it could be a lot worse.
For some odd reason I actually *like* the desert stuff without trees. Don't ask me why, I don't know. I just do. My "favorite" of all these so far is the Phoenix stuff, especially North Phoenix.
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