My favorite city is on the planet Chiron in the Alpha-Centauri system. Before you think me mad - read about "Voyage From Yesteryear" by James P. Hogan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_from_Yesteryear).
I like this city because it is an ideal to strive for. It is not a society of insecure victims or power-mongers. The currency is competence and talent. “School" is working with adults on real-life projects and learning hands-on. Material possessions are not recognized as status symbols.
"Equal Opportunity" is not an empty phrase - if someone has a desire to work in a particular field, social economics does not play a factor.
Yes, I am clinging desperately to my idealism out of fear of becoming a cynic.