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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:03:11 AM »
Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People



What do these cities have that Jacksonville doesn't and is Jacksonville willing to invest in substaining these urban characteristics in order to create long-term job and economic growth?

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 06:58:21 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 08:59:47 AM »
This isn't the first time I've seen Austin TX lead a list like this. What is it that Austin is doing that we are not? And why are we not adapting some of those ideas into our lifestyle?
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 10:17:48 AM »
This isn't the first time I've seen Austin TX lead a list like this. What is it that Austin is doing that we are not? And why are we not adapting some of those ideas into our lifestyle?

I have a friend who lives near Austin and spends a ton of time there. Austin embraces its unique culture and welcomes any and all creative types. It's not as big (or expensive) as someplace like New York or San Francisco. It's a very positive, live-and-let-live place with a ton of creative energy.

Some of this stuff, you can't manufacture. Jacksonville would do good to look to these other cities for inspiration, but the mindset of the majority of the people who live here make it difficult to develop a vibrant, energized downtown that is attractive to creative young people. It's hard to make them stay and "tough it out" when there are already places that have what they're looking for.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 10:45:38 AM »
This isn't the first time I've seen Austin TX lead a list like this. What is it that Austin is doing that we are not? And why are we not adapting some of those ideas into our lifestyle?
For starters, it's the seat of government, has a Top-5 university, and a burgeoning tech sector economy in no small part due to state and local economic policies that has companies practically tripping over each other to move to the state. Mix in the cultural mindset that Bativac mentions, and yeah, you're going to see Austin as a "surprise" entry on a lot of these lists.

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 12:27:07 PM »
For what it's worth, Jacksonville has a lower median age than most cities in Florida. Of course, Florida in general needs to fight the "full of old people" stigma that even still exists in my own mind.

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011, 12:48:46 PM »
I think its very good, real important that, from my experience, young kids move to our large metropolitan areas as NYC, San Fran, and many of the areas listed in the top ten. In these times in particular, it takes all of a young persons energy to have these experiences. I myself moved to NYC over 20yrs ago, in my mid 20s, i wouldnt trade it for anything. My experiences at CBGBs, my band opening for Fishbone, the beginning of urban art movement. Its an experience im very fotunate to have.
That being said... ive had enough of snow, potholes. I know im gonna get hit hard here but riding the subway with millions of peeps daily, watching as the fares go up, and the service goes down. People living in the subway cars (and when i say living, i mean relieving themselves) ive just had enough of it. Also, as both artists and individuals, let me pass one thing out there. Youre a little fish in a BIG pond. Here the community is much smaller and with todays technology, much flatter.
The best we can do is take action ourselves, individually, one step (day) at a time.
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Re: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 12:58:20 PM »
Welcome to Duval.. Things will never change.. Just a bunch of racist extremists in this city.. City will always be far behind

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 02:18:22 PM »
Welcome to Duval.. Things will never change.. Just a bunch of racist extremists in this city.. City will always be far behind

which is why Alvin Brown won the mayoral race?

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 02:25:21 PM »
Welcome to Duval.. Things will never change.. Just a bunch of racist extremists in this city.. City will always be far behind

which is why Alvin Brown won the mayoral race?

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2011, 02:34:08 PM »
Jacksonville is somewhat at a disadvantage here because it doesn't have a top-tier university or even an urban university. The city could better leverage the advantages that a university brings had UNF been located downtown. But in the absence of that, perhaps Jax can do what Charlotte is doing: luring some functions of UNC-Charlotte in the urban core as well as satellite campuses of other universities, and landing a small niche school (Johnson & Wales).

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 02:56:12 PM »
which is why Alvin Brown won the mayoral race?

Some people seem to have a very simple, binary understanding of the concept of "racism." You're either a racist -- an epithet-shouting Klan member -- or you're not. This is why wingnuts often say that unless there is video evidence of Teabaggers explicitly saying "nigger," there is no "proof" that racial resentments have anything to do with right-wing white populism.

So Brown is a shield against that charge. How can we be racists when we supported a black man for mayor?

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 03:51:37 PM »
which is why Alvin Brown won the mayoral race?

Some people seem to have a very simple, binary understanding of the concept of "racism." You're either a racist -- an epithet-shouting Klan member -- or you're not. This is why wingnuts often say that unless there is video evidence of Teabaggers explicitly saying "nigger," there is no "proof" that racial resentments have anything to do with right-wing white populism.

So Brown is a shield against that charge. How can we be racists when we supported a black man for mayor?

Must be true for either side of the spectrum...
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2011, 04:39:09 PM »
Jacksonville is somewhat at a disadvantage here because it doesn't have a top-tier university or even an urban university. The city could better leverage the advantages that a university brings had UNF been located downtown. But in the absence of that, perhaps Jax can do what Charlotte is doing: luring some functions of UNC-Charlotte in the urban core as well as satellite campuses of other universities, and landing a small niche school (Johnson & Wales).

There seem to be tons of niche schools here, scattered about the whole city. There's even an Art Institute!