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View Poll Results: Which Country Has A Better Selection Of Big Cities, The U.S Or Brazil ?
The U.S 26 92.86%
Brazil 2 7.14%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Why is it that everyone needs to compare the U.S. with everything else? What's better the U.S. or my tires? The U.S. or your mama....etc!
Yo momma! OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Both have interesting cities, though I think the evolution is an interesting contrast.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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The U.S, because most of Brazil's big cities all look alike and all have the same generic boring looking skylines. Belo Horizonte just looks like a smaller version of Sao Paulo. Belo Horizonte's skyline is indistinguishable from Sao Paulo's skyline. You can't tell them apart.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:02 AM
 
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Why are we even comparing United States Cities to Brazilian Cities?
USA Cities vs. South American cities is more fair.
Hmmmm, I don't know, maybe because the USA is a country and so is Brazil. Comparing the USA to an entire continent doesn't seem "fair" to me.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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So the only city in Brazil that interests you is Rio ? So every other city in Brazil is like blah to you ?
Uhm did I say that? I was just pointing out the scenery, landscape, what Rio is known for, carnivale, etc, there is nothing else like it in the world. I really want to go to Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Curitiba and plan to visit Brazil in the next few years. Don't try to start a fight where there isn't one.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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My opinion is: I think that, besides New York City, and maybe Chigaco, the US cities don't have a high density of tall residential buildings (condos). So, most US cities (besides NYC and maybe Chicago) don't have a high residential density, and so, don't have a very intense urban life.

In contrast, all the major Brazilian cities (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Fortaleza, Recife, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and others) have a high density of residential condos, meaning a high residential density, and so have a very intense urban life.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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My opinion is: I think that, besides New York City, and maybe Chigaco, the US cities don't have a high density of tall residential buildings (condos). So, most US cities (besides NYC and maybe Chicago) don't have a high residential density, and so, don't have a very intense urban life.

In contrast, all the major Brazilian cities (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Fortaleza, Recife, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and others) have a high density of residential condos, meaning a high residential density, and so have a very intense urban life.
Oi,

My dear friend your perception is way off. Places like San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C and Philly, and there are a few others, have an intense urban life. FYI, while Chicago's downtown is very dense, most of the Chicago urban life takes place outside of downtown in lower density neighborhoods, like Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Lakeview, etc.

Overall I can agree that most Brazilian cities are denser than most American, however density through high rises does not equal intense urbanity. Look at cities like Paris, Rome, Madrid, etc., where high rises are almost non-existent, but yet they are as intensely urban as you an get.
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