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Old Posted Mar 17, 2011, 7:58 AM
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This is definitely NOT Seoul. But where is it?

Came across this page about Seoul and it was fine until I saw the accompanying picture:

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Published August 27, 2010 in Photography Tags: Cities, Daily Cool Photo, Seoul, Skyline, South Korea . ShareSeoul is the capital of South Korea. It’s a mega city with a population of 12 million people. Settlement of the area began in 17 BC. Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic games as well as the 1986 Asian Games. It is one of the world’s top 10 financial and commercial centers, home to large conglomerates such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia. This photo of the Seoul Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 27th of August 2010. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories. Feel free to comment on any post that you might find interesting on here.


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http://rwrant.co.za/2010/08/27/seoul-skyline/


So we know that aint Seoul...but does anyone know which city that actually is?
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2011, 8:23 AM
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2011, 8:26 AM
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Thanks. I knew someone would have the answer.

I hadnt a clue.
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Seoul / Regina.....pretty close.....hah
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2011, 8:30 AM
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haha thats a good one
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2011, 8:37 AM
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Well, to be sure, Regina looks very pleasant and Im enamored by its apparent low sprawl.
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THIS is Seoul, second biggest city in the world, mostly contiguous, highrise metro population of 26 million

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another pic of Seoul. I have got to get there soon and check this place out for myself.


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Haha, love how Regina's skyline got mistaken for Seoul's!

That being said, like dimondpark, I'm impressed with Regina's skyline and apparant lack of sprawl!

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All mid-sized Canadian downtowns seem to have that pleasant compact arrangement.
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Haha, love how Regina's skyline got mistaken for Seoul's!

That being said, like dimondpark, I'm impressed with Regina's skyline and apparant lack of sprawl!

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I can see my office window in this photo (I'm in the HSBC branded tower of the twin tower development).

Anyway, Regina certainly has its fair share of sprawl in the Canadian sense (fairly tightly packed together SFHs along poorly planned boulevards and cul-de-sacs), but almost none in the American sense (large acreages and exurbs). Its pretty typical of Canadian cities in that sense.
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Surprised to see my home town in the picture!

We have a dense downtown and are focusing on densifying it. Everything within a few km of downtown is pretty dense/well designed. Out of that it gets to be pretty sprawly.
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We need to Americanize some Canadian cities. Let's add some parking lots downtown, take out a few of those highrises, and add some malls and subdivisions around it.
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Anyway, Regina certainly has its fair share of sprawl in the Canadian sense (fairly tightly packed together SFHs along poorly planned boulevards and cul-de-sacs), but almost none in the American sense (large acreages and exurbs). Its pretty typical of Canadian cities in that sense.
How is that sprawl? Obviously the city is growing outward, but sprawl is rapacious and unsustainable growth.

If Regina's perimeter growth is pretty tightly packed, then it's probably no less dense than any of the neighborhoods that are closer to the core, except for downtown itself. Looking at satellite images, it seems like neighborhoods are fairly connective within themselves. They pull back from the supergrid streets, but these seems fairly common in Regina, even closer to the center.

I'd prefer to reserve my ire for stuff like Atlanta's sprawl, where neighborhoods are very low-density islands in an ocean of forest. Adjacent developments leave wide swaths of forest in between them with awkwardly-shaped parcels that are more or less impossible to develop. Planners call this "leapfrog development", but that assumes the skipped-over parcels will get filled in. Oftentimes, they can't.

In the Southwest, it's common to hear outward expansion labeled as sprawl, but this isn't quite right either. The new development is fairly dense. The problem is that any population growth - in subdivisions and highrises alike - entails a corresponding increase in water usage, and water is pretty scarce. Now, swimming pools and green-grass lawns are huge water hogs, but that's not an urban planning failure per se, it's a design failure - transplanted Midwesterners expecting the same comfy green lawns they had back in Ohio, and local government that aren't willing to prohibit these water wastes.
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Canadian cities have a funny way of appearing in strange places. I have an Austin street map with Edmonton on the cover. And I've seen "Texas" truck commercials talking up Texas, usually Ford, that shows Calgary.
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THIS is Seoul, second biggest city in the world, mostly contiguous, highrise metro population of 26 million

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Nope, that's Regina, Saskatchewan.
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I warned Regina not to cross the Han River, but did they listen to me?
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another pic of Seoul. I have got to get there soon and check this place out for myself.


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Oh my God..I never thought about that Seoul could be so huge..
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I am pretty sure that for an alien visiting Earth, both are probably very similar. These earthlings look all the same, btw.
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