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Old 08-18-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago - The Miami of Canada
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Global Cities 2010: The Rankings | Foreign Policy

Top 10:
1. New York
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Paris
5. Hong Kong
6. Chicago
7. Los Angeles
8. Singapore
9. Sydney
10. Seoul

Other US Cities:
12. San Francisco
13. Washington D.C.
19. Boston
33. Miami
38. Houston
40. Atlanta

 
Old 08-18-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Overall a good list. Some oddities:

-The relatively high ranking of Dubai. Their economy has taken a shellacking in the last few years. On the other hand they do still have oil.
-Where's Dallas?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by waronxmas View Post
-Where's Dallas?
My first ?, too.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: The City
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Overall a good list. Some oddities:

-The relatively high ranking of Dubai. Their economy has taken a shellacking in the last few years. On the other hand they do still have oil.
-Where's Dallas?
It wasn't included nor were cities like Philadelphia - They pre selected 65 and only ranked those

They exclude certain cities due to regional proximity, in Texas they choose Houston and excluded Dallas, in the NE they excluded Philadelphia due to proximity of NYC so it is hard to say where they would have ranked, they never included them in the mix actually
 
Old 08-18-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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Boston and New York included but Philadelphia excluded? That's insane.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The City
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Boston and New York included but Philadelphia excluded? That's insane.

Dallas excluded is equally insane
 
Old 08-18-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Overall a good list. Some oddities:

-Where's Dallas?
Yeah. Whether you think Dallas (or Philly for that matter) can compete with Atlanta or Houston is irrelevant. However I can tell you both Dallas and Philly are way more important and economically relevant on the world stage than Chongqing, China (and yes, I have been there) or Dublin for that matter.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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It wasn't included nor were cities like Philadelphia - They pre selected 65 and only ranked those

They exclude certain cities due to regional proximity, in Texas they choose Houston and excluded Dallas, in the NE they excluded Philadelphia due to proximity of NYC so it is hard to say where they would have ranked, they never included them in the mix actually
Oh, I didn't notice that Philadelphia wasn't on the list too.

Certainly both Philly and Dallas have more global presence and importance than Dhaka or Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I'm leaving up the OP and link so folks can read it as it's an interesting article, however, we don't compare North American cities to foreign cities in here now as it's too hard to really do that. Please see: What To Post In This Room (and - NOT). READ BEFORE POSTING ****

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