10/06/2011 08:14 am ET | Updated Dec 05, 2011

Cities That Are Ripoffs Of Other Cities (PHOTOS)

Urban design has never been more exciting. As the migration to cities continues worldwide, it has resulted in a renaissance of urban design and creative infrastructure. But -- even with all the growth and ingenuity and innovation -- there are still some interesting cases of copying.

Some of the cities and towns springing up around the world are carbon copies of, well, other cities and towns. Here are 5 of the biggest ripoff cities out there. These urban spaces are the sincerest form of flattery.

The 5 Biggest Ripoff Cities