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United States didnt have slavery for hundreds of years. We were founded in 1776 and slavery was abloished in 1865. That's 89 years
Last train to Clarksville.. I always thought that was "Pottsville".
Anyway great Video. I must admit as an Australian I always get Savannah and Charleston mixed up. Both are pretty unique as far as urban landscapes go in the USA.
Perhaps you should look at some of the bigger Australian Cities and see what's happening there.. here.
In Sydney and Brisbane you'll be hard pressed to find any open car parks in the inner city, such is the value of land. Melbourne and Brisbane are going through a building boom with inner-city densification but both seem to be retaining their own unique blend of urban style and character.
Brisbane is a really interesting urban study on how you can create a sophisticated, high-density city of 3 million people and yet maintain the relaxed 'cool' subtropical vibe that makes the city so popular. By maintaining Brisbane's unique climate responsive timber and tin architecture and growing existing neighborhood commercial and mixed use nodes, encouraging street activation in ALL new buildings in it's inner city and suburban villages, Brisbane's relaxed yet sophisticated city vibe has been maintained despite the city doubling in population since the late 90s.
Brisbane's often messy, hilly, narrow and 'organic' inner suburban street layout is being maintained in order to limit the use of cars and encourage walking and cycling. A dense canopy of lush subtropical vegetation helps to shield pedestrians from the elements while maintaining an important connection with nature in everyday life.
As for me, I live in Cairns in far north Queensland. Cairns is a small tropical city of just 165,000 that has sprawled into an urban low-density Monster more than 50km long. Residents of outer northern and southern suburbs can expect up to an hour commute in heavy traffic. I guess Cairns is what not to do – but we're still young.
The cities motto is "Cairns, a city in a garden", and the garden, the Wet Tropical Jungle that surrounds the city does seem to penetrate every aspect of life. A light-rail system has been proposed and the city has a first rate bus transit system. Unfortunately people love their cars so the bus system is only used by tourists and those of less means.
Love your work Michael. I follow every minute of your presentations on Google Earth 🙂
Reminds me a lot of my home town of Fort Collins. You might take a look at it, Fort Collins is very pretty even on google earth.
Could you apply your brilliance and analysis on Curitiba, Brazil
good video. question michael. thnkn of moving to either mesa az, st george utah, or boise idaho. which do u recommend based on city design amenities, nature, and ease of movement. also what city in the usa is the best. thanks
wow savannah looks like a really cool place, too bad I just cant stand a whole video listening to this dudes voice.
Do Milwaukee plz! Ur awesome
Excellent video. Accurately done.
I really enjoy urban design but I know little about it. You really make big and small picture concepts understandable.
Oglethorpe would've been shit hot at Cities: Skylines.
Dude I highly doubt that highways were built to keep blacks out of the suburbs.
How come there's nothing on the opposite bank of the river?
You should talk about Charleston, SC! ❤️
do London Michael
Great Stuff Mike.thank you.
This City would be a nightmare for Geoguessr players
Savannah is a beautiful city
River Street is paved with ballast stones, not cobble stones. Get your facts straight.
No squares ever had traffic going through the middle. Get your facts straight. — A 72-year-old native of Savannah.
Sorry, but your facts are incorrect. Catholics were not allowed in Georgia until after the Revolutionary War.
Anyone else in or from Savannah??
This is the most full of shit video I have seen on YouTube.
That how English do their road small, u will see this also in Carribean country capital and old capital
I remember meeting friends in Savannah for "something to do." It's gorgeous and very walkable, I've seen 30 European countries and probably at least 100 European cities since I was there and it's still unforgettable.
dude you are unmistakably trippin
I grew up in savannah, and my family has been here since 1745, but there are a few facts that need to get factored into why things held up so well. One fact is that in 1861 Savannah Georgia was the wealthiest city in the world, by per capita income. Also post civil war Savannah, with the wealth of the earlier part of century was completely dead. So families had to keep up their houses and the city itself because of the fact that they could not afford to rebuild or even moving, so the city stayed well within the older sections. Also the frequent yellow fever epidemics kept the population at a constant for the most part, without the huge population spikes found other places. Thank you for your honest view of a city that has held my family from time in the past. The culture of Savannah is also amazing, so next time you are down this way mike let us know, we would love to take you out, drinks in hand and walk you around the city, most everyone here is proud of where we live and are pretty good without history and as tour guides. Hope that we can see you soon
Do Jacksonville, FL as well! Lots of land and history to cover there.
I have been living in Savannah now for 10 years now and I have never appreciated all the details you point out. thank you for the paradigm shift. This video is brilliant. SUBSCRIBED.
Just don't come in summertime you will burn up
912 where y'all at
its a shame that georgia has the highest amount of HIV in the country and the draconian laws don't help, savannah and atlanta are the only decent cities in the state and even they suck ass.
I live there. It fucking sucks.
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