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Holy shit look how lush & GREEN The Woodlands is from above!!! Absolutely nothing else like it in Texas that's for sure. Where else can you find a superbly planned master community combined with dense urban development & a 450 ft. tall lone skyscraper popping up out of the woods? Not to mention an absolutely beautiful championship golf course & top notch performance venue.

I think you are on the wrong forum to be talking up the above photo
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The Woodlands is actually turning into quite the urban oasis in a desert of banal sprawl. They are actually developing super dense neighborhoods and dense low-high rise apartment blocks near the mall. Last time I was there a couple months ago, they were in the process of building a new urbanist community that looked just like New Orleans, like it could have fooled me and the development was huge, probably at least 300 acres or more of dense new urbanist development. Pretty amazing to be seeing that kind of stuff in a burb of Houston. Most of the dense development taking place cant be seen on this photo.
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The Woodlands is actually turning into quite the urban oasis in a desert of banal sprawl. They are actually developing super dense neighborhoods and dense low-high rise apartment blocks near the mall. Last time I was there a couple months ago, they were in the process of building a new urbanist community that looked just like New Orleans, like it could have fooled me and the development was huge, probably at least 300 acres or more of dense new urbanist development. Pretty amazing to be seeing that kind of stuff in a burb of Houston. Most of the dense development taking place cant be seen on this photo.
For a suburb, it's pretty "urban" and designed very well. I wouldn't say it's urban in the sense that the word is usually used here, but I have nothing but good things to say about what I've seen in the Woodlands. I think the natural setting helps; it's a beautiful community. The aerial photo above doesn't do it justice and only shows part of the Woodlands.
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For a suburb, it's pretty "urban" and designed very well. I wouldn't say it's urban in the sense that the word is usually used here, but I have nothing but good things to say about what I've seen in the Woodlands. I think the natural setting helps; it's a beautiful community. The aerial photo above doesn't do it justice and only shows part of the Woodlands.
I believe the key phrase here is "for a suburb". That's not to say it's not a nice place, but it's absolutely suburban. Americans have a distorted view of what constitutes "urban" because this is not an urban country.
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I believe the key phrase here is "for a suburb". That's not to say it's not a nice place, but it's absolutely suburban. Americans have a distorted view of what constitutes "urban" because this is not an urban country.
I agree, I would say it is a really dense office park in the suburbs.
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I agree, I would say it is a really dense office park in the suburbs.
It's more than an office park; it's a self contained community with downtown, plus a lot of residential areas, similar to several other places like those in Virginia (is it Reston or Tyson's Corner or both?). But yes, it's not urban in the true sense of the word. It's just a nicely planned suburban community, much better than the average suburb.
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Looks little more than an office park with a lone tall to me.....super dense.....please define


My neighborhood in Chicago is in the area of 36,000 / sq mile
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It's more than an office park; it's a self contained community with downtown, plus a lot of residential areas, similar to several other places like those in Virginia (is it Reston or Tyson's Corner or both?). But yes, it's not urban in the true sense of the word. It's just a nicely planned suburban community, much better than the average suburb.
Sorry, I meant to say it "looks like a dense office park." I dont actually know anything about this area or even where it is, I was just making a comment based on the picture we had at hand.

Actually, if you could post a Google Maps link of the location, that would be great. I was trying to find it earlier today so I could make a better opinion of the area this photo is in, but couldnt find it.
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Yeah, I mean, Woodlands' built density is probably significantly less dense than any traditional railroad suburb by any measure (built floor area ratio, pop density, household density, etc.).

It's a very attractive and pretty area from ground level: the forest cover really helps. (although,, the massive parking lots around the mall I could do without, but the fact that they even built surface lots rather than garages, which Houston's Galleria has, is a testament to the fundamentally low suburban land value).
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This is like calling West Plano urban.
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That is by far the best pic of Edmonton I have seen to date. I had no idea the skyline was that large.

Thanks for sharing.
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^it continues another 5-7 blocks west (left) and right as well.
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Infamous WEST EDMONTON MALL (6,000,000 sqft) - 800 stores - 28million visitors annually.

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^1 thing to note is that those parking lots around it are either 2 or 3 storeys in height.
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Here's a recent aerial photo that shows much of the city centre of Halifax:


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Detroit

Sorry, but one site won't let me post pics, so please click the links, worth it imo.

Downtown




About 1/3rd of Midtown

http://urban-photos.com/gallery/albu...it_35_9363.jpg


Newcenter(Uptown), most of it's skyline

http://urban-photos.com/gallery/albu...it_71_9365.jpg


Part of The Gold Coast

http://urban-photos.com/gallery/albu...it_73_9349.jpg



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