Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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Archive for December, 2009

Jyväskylä

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I love this city. It is filled with silence on one hand and full of life on the other…city of lights…awww… http://www.jkl.fi/cityoflight

Sent by Sofia from Jyväskylä

The changing Bilbao

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I was born in Barbastro, Huesca, studied architecture in Barcelona, worked as a student in Belgrade and since 1996 live in Bilbao so I really believe I am linked to the “B” cities. During this 13 years Bilbao has changed a lot, from an industrial, grey place in the North of Spain to the Guggenheim city. I love Bilbao, very quiet city, not so rainy in those days, close to the sea but also to the mountains, good food…

Sent by Cruz from Bilbao

Easy, Sunny City

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Easy city. Water on 3 sides. Who cares what you make? What you drive? What you wear? Nobody here. Unpretentious. Great neighborhoods with personality. Grassroots spirit. Easy to meet people. Sunshine every day.

Sent by Wendy from St. Petersburg, FL

Oslo Love

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I live in Oslo because it is the only city in world where you can be just as close to the forest as to the sea within a radius of 10 km and still be able to indulge yourself in a buzzy nightlife with restaurants and bars, combined with a clean and nice environment! It is the best city to live:)

Sent by Ingrid from Oslo

Ciudad de grandes… Rosario Central

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Rosario es la mejor ciudad para vivir de toda la Argentina… Rosary is the best city to live of the whole Argentina…

Sent by Maxi from Rosario

Drab sprawl

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Except for a couple of neighborhoods bordering downtown and three or four blocks near the beach (20 miles out from downtown), everything in Jacksonville is drab, ugly office-park suburban sprawl. Distances are such that more people drive more miles than even in other Sun Belt cities, let alone the rest of the world. Almost everyplace looks the same. Crime is not the worst in the United States, but not great either. The closest thing to a research university here is the University of North Florida, which is basically a local school. People are not at all well educated; generally very working-class and politically to the Right of Attilla the Hun (unless they are black). The only positives: 1) a few beautiful old neighborhoods near the St. Johns River near downtown2) cheap real estate (though not by Rust Belt standards- you can get a house in a decent inner-suburban area for under 0K, but just barely)- and of course the weather is a positive for some.

I live here because my work is very specialized and so its not easy to switch jobs.

Sent by Settling from Jacksonville, FL