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Old June 27th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #14481
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I need to un-lazy myself and download the pics from my last trip to CH, I and F tri-border corner, a.k.a. the Mont Blanc and vicinity.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #14482
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Can someone recommend a nice restaurant near the A3 Autobahn between Nürnberg and Regensburg? I want to meet some friends coming from Aschaffenburg itowards Vienna, and I was looking for a convenient place for me in Ingolstadt and for them. Thanks.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #14483
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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #14484
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Meanwhile in Jelgava: http://goo.gl/maps/d7dG

What's the "German" flag doing there?

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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #14485
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What's the "German" flag doing there?
That's a German car radiator plant "AKG Thermotechnik Lettland". Yesterday the flag was in correct order.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #14486
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by the way, take a look at the thread: eurotestmobility
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #14487
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U.S. Cities Growing Faster than Suburbs:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47992439/ns/us_news-life/

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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #14488
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People more and more don't want to lose time with commuting to and from work.
Myself included. And in cities there is much more to do in your free time than in suburbs or even further. Apartments are becoming larger and larger and therefore more comfortable than little apartments of decades ago so younger people don't find so much pro for living in (not so much) larger house with more maintaining cost and work.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #14489
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At least one decade of consistent trend reversals is needed for any conclusion in demopgraphic trends in general (internal migration, housing preferences, transportation etc)
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #14490
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U.S. cities are mostly exactly the same as suburbs. Perhaps 90% of Houston city proper is suburban in nature.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #14491
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"Other big cities showing faster growth compared to the previous decade include Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Seattle."
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #14492
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Apartments are becoming larger and larger and therefore more comfortable than little apartments of decades ago
Is this what's happening in Slovenia? In Italy is quite the opposite. Until 20 years ago or so 100 sq m was the norm for an apartment. Now it's hard to find one larger than 70 sq m.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #14493
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I don't like commuting, but I like cities that are more quiet, but not villages.
This is why I live in a medium sized city, with work and fun opportunities.

I prefer to go at work either by bicycle, or by foot, by car only if needed.
I'm a potato coach anyway, at least use that time to make some sport .
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #14494
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Most older large cities in the U.S. have a fair deal of regeneration going on for the past decade or so. I doubt if this is a long-lasting trend though, most of these cities are entirely build-out, and the only way to increase population is by densification. Densification leads to higher (less affordable) housing prices and a small range of new housing types (mostly apartments). I think the potential could max out, if you have to choose between a 1.000 square feet $ 500,000 apartment or a 2.000 square feet $ 300,000 suburban house.

I myself prefer a medium-sized city, while having all the amenities a regional center has to offer, you don't have to deal with big-city problems like crime, excessive congestion and unaffordable housing.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #14495
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I myself prefer a medium-sized city, while having all the amenities a regional center has to offer, you don't have to deal with big-city problems like crime, excessive congestion and unaffordable housing.
+1

Although Ingolstadt is one of the youngest Großstädte in Germany with only ~125.000 population, it's not that affordable, I guess mainly because of the big Audi Center. But it's pretty quiet and seems safe and frienly.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #14496
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I lived in all kinds of cities, big (München, Naples), medium (Bologna), small (Brescia), and I have to say I also prefer medium-sized cities, although housing prices in Brescia are close to half of those of Bologna...
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Old June 28th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #14497
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I lived in all kinds of cities, big (München, Naples), medium (Bologna), small (Brescia), and I have to say I also prefer medium-sized cities, although housing prices in Brescia are close to half of those of Bologna...
Brescia (400,000 inhabitants) small??? Then my hometown (50,000 inhabitants) is a little village .
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Old June 28th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #14498
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Is this what's happening in Slovenia? In Italy is quite the opposite. Until 20 years ago or so 100 sq m was the norm for an apartment. Now it's hard to find one larger than 70 sq m.
In the past 100+ m2 large appartments were more or less reserved for "privileged" because of socialist urban planning. Ordinary people had much smaller apartments, now the trend is going up - more and more m2 per person. I don't have exact number per year (they do exist though) but I tell that by past experience of older people.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #14499
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Brescia (400,000 inhabitants) small??? Then my hometown (50,000 inhabitants) is a little village .
It would be in China.

I live in Ljubljana (about 300.000 inhabitants) and for me it is currently enough although I miss sometimes bustle and diversity of large million+ size cities.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #14500
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Comparing overall areas of apartments is a bit pointless without considering the average household size, I think.

This being said, in Italy too many people live in multi-family buildings... They should build more single-family houses and get less touchy with conversion of farmland into housing tracts.
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