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Old 07-16-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Montreal vs Vancouver

Which is most urban? Why?
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Can you please elaborate on what you mean by "most urban". Basically urban means a city or things that are characteristic of a city. Vancouver and Montreal have some unique differences (as do all cities everywhere) but they are still both cities with all the characteristics expected of cities.

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I've lived in both, and both are in a sense my home. Montreal has more of a traditional urban form, while Vancouver has a totally new and fascinating kind of urbanism you don't see almost anywhere else. It's not apples to apples because the urban fabric is so different in each of them. If you pressed me, though, Montreal is definitely the more urban of the two, but it's with the asterix that it is isn't an apples to apples comparison. Ask me some questions, I study urban theory as a hobby and know almost everything about both cities.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Mille Fin
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Montreal is substantially more ''urban'' in the sense I think you're referring to. Much more interactive and exciting. Now, if you're going by ''which city has more high-rise inhabitants'' then it's a different story.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:56 AM
 
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Of course Montreal.
Vancouver is just a small city.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Montreal vs Vancouver

Which is most urban? Why?
Don't really understand what you mean. All cities are urban, that's the nature of a city. Are you asking about density?
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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Don't really understand what you mean. All cities are urban, that's the nature of a city. Are you asking about density?
not true.
When you live by miles of low rise single family houses and have to drive all the time even to catch a movie or buy a roll of toilet paper, it is not rural, but not urban either.

I would say car dependent areas are pretty much not urban.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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not true.
When you live by miles of low rise single family houses and have to drive all the time even to catch a movie or buy a roll of toilet paper, it is not rural, but not urban either.

I would say car dependent areas are pretty much not urban.
Oxford dictionary definition, and mine of urban. We aren't taking about suburban. which is what you just described or at least one kind of suburban neighbourhood.

adjective
1in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city:
the urban population

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