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UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby TheUrbanGopher » February 20th, 2014, 12:22 am

I was trying to find other good development tracker websites/forums in other cities and was wondering if anybody knew of any. The best I found was the skyscraperpage.com for multiple cities but none that have forums specifically for individual projects in specific cities like UrbanMSP does.

If anybody knows of any, I would love to know! Thanks!

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby FISHMANPET » February 20th, 2014, 3:37 am

New York Yimby definitely fits the bill: http://newyorkyimby.com/

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby matt91486 » February 20th, 2014, 8:32 am

Tulsa has this one:

http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/

San Francisco may or may not have a forum (not sure), but it does have Socket Site http://www.socketsite.com/ , which posts about 60% development news with a fairly lively comments section on articles.

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby chimpls » February 20th, 2014, 8:58 am

Philadelphia has one too.

http://philadelphiaspeaks.com/

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby Tcmetro » February 20th, 2014, 8:58 am

http://urbantoronto.ca/

There's so much going on in Toronto, easily one of the best cities to follow!

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby woofner » February 20th, 2014, 11:54 am

Denver has a good one:

http://denverinfill.com

More of a blog format than a forum, which is great if someone has the time/obsession.

There's also one that's more just the facts for Denver:

http://www.denver-cityscape.com/index.html

Aesthetics are dated, but the info seems up-to-date.
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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby IllogicalJake » February 20th, 2014, 12:19 pm

Indianapolis' scene mostly exists on SSC. But http://urbanindy.com/ is one of the most popular city-centric blogs.
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Postby woofner » February 20th, 2014, 12:25 pm

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby Chef » February 20th, 2014, 3:11 pm

City Data is awful but Skyscrapercity isn't bad, although it's most interesting areas have nothing to do with urbanism. Skyscraperpage is better than either.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/index.php

I find that discussions here are sometimes a bit insular in their perspective (for example a lot of the architecture that is considered mediocre or cookie cutter here is way better than what is being built in other cities). SSP is a good antidote for that.

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby Chauncey87 » February 20th, 2014, 7:23 pm

Kansas city has one that I check out every now and then.

http://kcrag.com/

So does Des Moines or as I once called it Dead Moines :lol: The family I have that live there are the best part about going however I really have wanted to catch a ball game where the Iowa Cubs play.

http://absolutedsm.com/forum/

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby lorwest » February 20th, 2014, 11:02 pm

For all of Ohio there's http://www.urbanohio.com.

For Columbus there's a moderately active development forum at Columbus Underground: http://www.columbusunderground.com/foru ... discussion

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby Tcmetro » March 13th, 2014, 10:25 pm

I found a wonderful blog that covers all the major projects in Los Angeles, complete with photos and renderings:

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/

It looks like they have a lot of the 6-story stuff there too. Except since it's LA they're all on steroids with multiple floors of underground parking and 200+ units each.

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby TheUrbanGopher » March 22nd, 2014, 8:17 pm

Thanks for the replies, everyone. After taking a quick glance at many of these, I am even more appreciative of UrbanMSP and the way it engages people and sparks (usually good) conversation, instead of just listing projects around the TC region like some of these sites do.

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby froggie » March 25th, 2014, 7:31 am

Surprised nobody mentioned Greater Greater Washington yet, which goes even further into advocacy and hard questions than UrbanMSP does...

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby twincitizen » March 25th, 2014, 8:34 am

I was going to mention it, among other sites like UrbanCincy, Curbed, etc.

But none of those sites are like UrbanMSP...they're more like Streets.MN

We are a unique crossroads of
1. Development Tracking
2. Transportation/Urbanism Discussion

None of the sites mentioned track each and every development as we do, in a pure forum style discussion without any blog/written/advocacy component. We're a bit old-fashioned in that sense, being forum-only.

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby woofner » March 25th, 2014, 1:37 pm

Yeah, we track development so well we sometimes do it twice:

https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2348
https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1413

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby froggie » March 27th, 2014, 6:26 am

On that note, then yes, GGW is more like streets.mn. Though I've heard rumors of a possilbe merge between UrbanMSP and streets.mn.

Skyscraperpage and Skyscrapercity have already been mentioned. There used to be one for Denver that's different than what Woofner posted previously, but the name escapes me (I knew of it about 10 years ago).

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Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Postby mplsjaromir » March 28th, 2014, 7:28 am

After talking a look at SSC I have come to this conclusion:

Both websites are really good.

It's neat how SSC has more pictures, and how its a stream of development consciousness. I will say I do appreciate the curated nature of this site.


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