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View Poll Results: Miami, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Philadelphia?
New York City 97 36.47%
Los Angeles 67 25.19%
Chicago 84 31.58%
Miami 55 20.68%
Philadelphia 50 18.80%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 266. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-19-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This thread will - hopefully - discuss education, economics, culture (theater, lifestyle, tourism, sports, etc.), skyline prominence, "greeness" (earth friendliness) and internationalism of the five largest urban centers in the United States. I'll start us off with a few statistics and then let the discussion begin!

New York City
Urban pop: 18,223,567
Global city rank: Alpha++

Chicago
Urban pop: 8,711,000
Global city rank: Alpha

Los Angeles
Urban pop: 14,940,000
Global city rank: Alpha-

Miami
Urban pop: 5,547,051
Global city rank: Beta−

Philadelphia
Urban pop: 5,325,000
Global city rank: Gamma

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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NYC on everything honestly. If the SF Bay Area had been included then I'd say they get the eco-friendliness but other than that it's a clean sweep for NYC. You should have done this without NYC.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Great pictures of great cities. Philly's ranking (gamma) is a joke. Amazing how those cruise ships become a part of the Miami skyline. Chicago is looking really good here. Is there any doubt New York is going to cause the most controversy? By including it, this thread is doomed to repeat history.

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I shouldn't have included Philadelphia, it's really not that large and is only a Gamma. Personally I would say that Chicago is the greenest city and arguably the most educated. New York the economic center. Miami does have the largest concentration of international banks in the country. I would also say people in Los Angeles have the better lifestyle.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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That's not what I meant. I meant the ranking of Philly as 'gamma' is a joke. Philly itself is no joke, if Miami is on this list... so is Philly.

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I shouldn't have included Philadelphia, it's really not that large and is only a Gamma. Personally I would say that Chicago is the greenest city and arguably the most educated. New York the economic center. Miami does have the largest concentration of international banks in the country. I would also say people in Los Angeles have the better lifestyle.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: The City
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I shouldn't have included Philadelphia, it's really not that large and is only a Gamma. Personally I would say that Chicago is the greenest city and arguably the most educated. New York the economic center. Miami does have the largest concentration of international banks in the country. I would also say people in Los Angeles have the better lifestyle.

You actually included the 5 laregest Urban Areas (UAs) in the US. The scale though is different, NYC is the clear choice here.

On Size though Philly is far larger than Miami if you are saying small on basically any category you would examine
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Miami's urban area (contiguous urban area) is larger than Philadelphia's. I meant to included the urban area populations.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I shouldn't have included Philadelphia, it's really not that large and is only a Gamma. Personally I would say that Chicago is the greenest city and arguably the most educated.
No it's actually not.

New York
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%

Chicago
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%

Also, just throwing this out there...

Top 20 CSAs by Per Capita Income 2011:


01. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA (CSA) $67,111
02. New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT (CSA) $64,474
03. Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV (CSA) $58,883
04. Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH (CSA) $54,809
05. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX (CSA) $54,662
06. Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic, CT (CSA) $53,204
07. Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI (CSA) $52,427
08. Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA (CSA) $52,064
09. Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO (CSA) $51,274
10. Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD (CSA) $50,534
11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA (CSA) $50,333
12. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CSA) $49,707
13. Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI (CSA) $49,304
14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL (CSA) $48,653
15. Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI (CSA) $48,586
16. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV (CSA) $48,364
17. Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC (CSA) $47,235
18. Midland-Odessa, TX (CSA) $47,226
19. Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX (CSA) $46,998
20. St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL (CSA) $46,042
..

57. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area $26,855

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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^ Thank you for bringing some facts to the table . What can we find about environmental impact and efforts to go green. Or about the happiness of people in those cities, something along the lines of lifestyle.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Miami's urban area (contiguous urban area) is larger than Philadelphia's. I meant to included the urban area populations.
Well another important fact to note is that the Miami urban area is the exact same population as the Miami Metropolitan Area. Also the Philly urban area is continuous with the New York urban area.
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