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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 492 41.55%
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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I wouldn't doubt that New Orleans has some pockets denser than Houston's, but to say that the city as a whole is denser is incorrect.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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I wouldn't doubt that New Orleans has some pockets denser than Houston's, but to say that the city as a whole is denser is incorrect.
NOLA as a whole is way more pedestrian friendly than any major city in the Sunbelt.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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NOLA as a whole is way more pedestrian friendly than any major city in the Sunbelt.
Pedestrian friendliness and density are two different things. And are you sure you're not thinking about downtown New Orleans?
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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Pedestrian friendliness and density are two different things. And are you sure you're not thinking about downtown New Orleans?
You are correct that density and pedestrian friendliness are two different things. LA is denser than a lot of Eastern cities, but it isn't as pedestrian friendly. NOLA is way more pedestrian friendly than most Sunbelt cities. The French Quarter, Warehouse District, Garden District, and Uptown are all very walkable areas.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:35 AM
 
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You are correct that density and pedestrian friendliness are two different things. LA is denser than a lot of Eastern cities, but it isn't as pedestrian friendly. NOLA is way more pedestrian friendly than most Sunbelt cities. The French Quarter, Warehouse District, Garden District, and Uptown are all very walkable areas.
Correct. New Orleans is the most walkable city in the South. But that's to say that Houston does not have it's pedestrian communities.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:19 AM
 
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But that's to say that Houston does not have it's pedestrian communities.
Nobody ever said that.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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Nobody ever said that.
You're right. You indeed did not say that.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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Here is some sheer density for ya!






http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/getaways/122597/art/birdpix1.jpg (broken link)
Now that is what I call density! Go Phoenix!
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Now that is what I call density! Go Phoenix!
You really could've found some better pics to make your weak point which has absolutely nothing to do with anything. No one is arguing that Phoenix is dense. We all know I could dig up posts of Houston and show you low-density development, as well.

You keep hammering in the point that Phoenix is not an urban city. No one is arguing the opposite. Many would argue Houston is not urban either. The two cities are still in the top 5 of most populated cities.

Houston has 600 more people/square mile than Phoenix. Uhh, ok. Philadelphia has 8,000 more people/square mile than Houston. New York has 23,000 more people/square mile than Houston. Los Angeles 3,000 more/square mile. Chicago 9,000 more/square mile. So, yeah, Houston is more dense than Phoenix (by a relatively small amount of people), but it still has a long way to go before it reaches any other major city.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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You really could've found some better pics to make your weak point which has absolutely nothing to do with anything. No one is arguing that Phoenix is dense. We all know I could dig up posts of Houston and show you low-density development, as well.
We sure do know that, but your the one who was trying to defend Phoenix like it did:

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You've never been to Phoenix, how would you know?
And also, I could find very suburban photos of Los Angeles. A city that you (see below) says has a high density (which it does, but doesn't look like NYC).

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You keep hammering in the point that Phoenix is not an urban city. No one is arguing the opposite. Many would argue Houston is not urban either. The two cities are still in the top 5 of most populated cities.
And one has 600,000 in about 25-30 square miles. There are areas of Houston that have a density of 10,000 per square mile.

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Houston has 600 more people/square mile than Phoenix. Uhh, ok. Philadelphia has 8,000 more people/square mile than Houston. New York has 23,000 more people/square mile than Houston. Los Angeles 3,000 more/square mile. Chicago 9,000 more/square mile. So, yeah, Houston is more dense than Phoenix (by a relatively small amount of people), but it still has a long way to go before it reaches any other major city.
Don't know what you are trying to prove there. Everyone knows those cities are denser than Houston. NYC, Chicago, and Philly are no-brainers.

Houston actually has almost an 800 difference than Phoenix though in density.
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