If your city is a clogged, smoggy, water-shortaged mess today, what do you think it's going to be like in another few decades?
One of the most livable cities in the country, with smart growth, lots of universities and a diverse economy. It may have been a symbol of America's lost industry, but it looks like it's making a comeback.
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Chicago is on here because of its infrastructure. Rail, counting both in the city and heading out, is almost unparalleled.
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I'll let For Sweden explain this one.
With automatic toll-taking machines popping up everywhere and a stiff congestion tax, not only is the city prepared for commuters, its ready to brutally beat them into submission.
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Water is the big issue here, but everything else looks pretty good. Reader Chris_K_F explains.
- Plenty of room to grow up and out.
- Nuclear, coal, and hydro-electric power facilities. Not to mention an ideal location for solar power.
- Forbes listed it at the top of the charts for projected job growth in the next 5 years. (possible Tesla battery facility!)
- Relatively low cost of living.
- It's finally starting to build and identify a downtown atmosphere.
- Easy to navigate grid system for roads/highways. (Also ideal for developing new public transportation systems)
- Excellent environment for anyone who loves the outdoors or cars (not a factor for everyone, but I felt it important to note here)
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You want room to grow? Pyongyang is pretty much empty with extremely overbuilt highways.
That said, there's a reason why outsiders aren't exactly flocking to North Korea.
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This Chinese city puts Pyongyang to shame — it was built to house over a million people and now it's the largest ghost town in the world.