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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Sun Belt View Post
Question: What two cities do you find most similar in nearly every respect?

- Layout
- Architecturally
- Climatically
- Aesthetically
- Population size

SSP Answer:
Los Angeles and Detroit because they both have cars and roads and maybe once had a similar city population 70 years ago.
I'm guessing you aren't aware of the posts before on other threads that compared the streetcar suburb densities of Detroit, LA, and other cities back in the 1920s- 1950s era. This era, while not the prewar greatness that most people praise as the highest standard, was still a great hybrid for modern American cities.

Other cities that were built then were Miami ( which is why I wonder why it was immediately associated with Phoenix, which really developed afterward), Western SF, and maybe every other US city that was still developing at that time like NYC with the Bronx and suburban Queens.

Yeah, not everything will be the same between both cities, but that shouldn't stop some reasonable comparsions.
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