Not really apples to apples, but I love the idea of a playground city. Much to be learned and studied as our urban areas face existential crises. Bias aside, I feel KC might be better equipped to navigate this transition better than others, although depending on the day you might catch me saying the opposite.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... -city.html
"Cities thrived before the office was invented and can still triumph after the office has gone. Unfettered by cubicles and 9-to-5 jobs, we could achieve, more comprehensively and more joyfully than before, the city’s primordial aim: bringing people and ideas together. We need this integrative urban power now more than ever as social fragmentation, political polarization and economic inequality pull us apart. As we face the climate crisis, the allure of activity-rich neighborhoods could promote sustainable lifestyles. As we fight segregation in all its forms, dense cities can bridge our divisions. As we struggle with loneliness, an irresistibly vital street life could drag a generation of people off their phones and back toward one another."