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Decade Themed City Development

1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
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Four city development projects, each with their own decade theme to appeal to folks who would rather live in that decade.

The 50s themes based city, named something like "Happy Days", would have mid century architecture, encourage having at least one classic 50s car in the driveway and shops and services with 50s themes.

60s themed city might be called "Groovyville". Psychedelic stuff, peace symbols, "Tranquility Base" park.

70s would have a disco or two.

80s would be all about MTV themes, lots of music associated and named things. "Madonna Park" maybe.

I'm picturing these being mainly retirement communities for folks whose happiest memories are from one of those decades. Mine would be late 80s early 90s but don't think anything from the 90s onward generated enough nostalgia for people to want to revisit it.

They'd all be next to each other so you could do a time travel thing on any given day. You live in Groovyville but today you go to the Sock-Hop diner for lunch one city over.

doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022


       This is different enough, 4 cities with 4 different decade themes built around a central hub.
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       Can you mix and match somewhat, and is there more than just the buildings? I'd quite like to work in the 50's, ludicrously booming economy, minimal legislation, competent president, non-cratered under-capacity highways and cool looking cars with easy parking outside non-megacorp stores. Then I'd live in the, oh. Same, just without the brutally discriminatory social issues please. Are the rules hard and fast? I'd probably prefer a 60's car and many people wouldn't notice....
bs0u0155, Apr 18 2022

       //I'd quite like to work in the 50's, ludicrously booming economy, minimal legislation, competent president//   

       You just hit on the core of my political philosophy. Bring back the 1950s under Eisenhower. I had suggested having virtual presidents based on a team or AI that was so well versed in "What would Ike have done?" that we might actually get some leadership we could all agree on.   

       Ike was petitioned by both parties to run on their ticket. He chose Republican but Democrats would have loved to have him. Let that sink in for a second and compare that to our divided society.   

       A-Ike. Oooh, that's good!
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       You're being naive if you think that's not an amazing show of unity of vision between parties by today's standards, both wanting the same guy to run on their ticket. Remember, this was the Democrat party that won WW2 and actually supported unions, didn't just pay them lip service. Different party from today.   

       Order President Approval average
36 Johnson 55.1
35 Kennedy 70.1
34 Eisenhower 65.0
33 Truman 45.4

       Who was a good president? Probably that guy who built the highway system eh? What was his name?
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       Here's a full list of modern presidents. Kennedy was at 70 in his first term but doubtful he could have stayed that high had he finished two. Getting us involved in Vietnam might have come back to bite him in the ass for one thing. Presidents typically get a honeymoon period as well. I think Bush was at 85% at one point, finished at less than 50.   

       Harry Truman April 1945-January 1953 45.4
Dwight Eisenhower January 1953-January 1961 65.0
John Kennedy January 1961-November 1963 70.1
Lyndon Johnson November 1963-January 1969 55.1
Richard Nixon January 1969-August 1974 49.0
Gerald Ford August 1974-January 1977 47.2
Jimmy Carter January 1977-January 1981 45.5
Ronald Reagan January 1981-January 1989 52.8
George H.W. Bush January 1989-January 1993 60.9
Bill Clinton January 1993-January 2001 55.1
George W. Bush January 2001-January 2009 49.4
Barack Obama January 2009-January 2017 47.9
Donald Trump January 2017-January 2021 41.1

       Whoa, I knew Ike was good, but I had no idea how good. Here's from the link YOU provided to show what a bad president he was:   

       5. He Sponsored and Signed the Civil Rights Bill of 1957.   

       This was the first civil rights bill since Reconstruction. Much to Eisenhower's dismay, Congress amended the bill and critically weakened its effectiveness.   

       4. He Sponsored and Signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956.   

       This gave birth to America's interstate highway system. Eisenhower worked hard to get the bill passed and it was his favorite piece of legislation.   

       3. He Balanced the Budget, Not Just Once, But Three Times.   

       Despite much pressure to do otherwise, he also refused to cut taxes and raise defense spending. His fiscal policy contributed to the prosperity of the 1950's.   

       2. He Ended the Korean War.   

       He alone had the prestige to persuade Americans to accept a negotiated peace and convince the Chinese that failure to reach an agreement would lead to dire consequences. Eisenhower considered this to be his greatest presidential accomplishment.   


       1. He Kept America at Peace.   

       Eisenhower was confronted with major Cold War crises every year he was in office: Korea, Vietnam, Formosa, Suez, Hungary, Berlin, and the U-2. While more than once America seemed on the brink of war and those around him clamored to drop the Bomb, Eisenhower always kept a level head. He dealt calmly and rationally with each situation, always finding a solution that avoided war without diminishing America's prestige.   

       Wow. Thank you for (inadvertently) pointing these out.
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       Wait... did I inadvertently just start a political debate?   

       Shit. Disregard.
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       Well, I like the idea of talking about Eisenhower much much much more than another ex president who shall remain un- mentioned. At least by me.   

       I think we should look at times in our past where certain things worked out pretty good and endeavor to see why.   

       So why do you not like Ike?
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       You know there's way, way more to culture than TV and music. You've neglected fashion, liberalism, group orientation, food, family orientation and size, sexual liberation, technological orientation, time orientation, media preferences, religion, and urbanization.
Voice, Apr 19 2022

       All aspects of those could be featured and celebrated in the respective unique ways those eras added to them.
doctorremulac3, Apr 19 2022

       You must be this conservative to live here.
Voice, Apr 19 2022

       I have a sneaking feeling that this is already widely practised, its just that the residents of the places don't do it deliberately.
pocmloc, Apr 19 2022

       //You must be this conservative to live here.//   

       Or this liberal to live in Groovyville maybe.
doctorremulac3, Apr 19 2022


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