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Old 02-04-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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how am i wrong, i went by urban areas
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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city proper is meaningless and utterly arbitrary
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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With the "new urbanist" movement coming into swing and the countless development projects in Chicago (Spire, Trump, Waterview, Elysian, Museum 1, etc etc etc) I think Chicago's population will once again boom.

I think what initially hurt Chicago's population was the crime. With the city quickly gentrifying and with the most diverse economy in the country I think it will hold its #3 spot for atleast the next 50 years.

However, I do predict population increases in many Northeastern cities (via urbanist movement)
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Bos/Hou-ston
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how am i wrong, i went by urban areas
Check this:

Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What does that have anything to do with it--CSA measures areas not cities, MSA follows county lines... I happen to believe Urban Areas are the most accurate to define the size of a city.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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city proper is meaningless and utterly arbitrary
Actually, I think city proper means a lot. It tells you how many people can afford to (and for the most part desire to) live and play in the city where they work. (Though some people prefer a non-city life.) IMO, metropolitan areas are the more arbitrary of the two.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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What does that have anything to do with it--CSA measures areas not cities, MSA follows county lines... I happen to believe Urban Areas are the most accurate to define the size of a city.
Even in that case... Table of United States Combined Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Again, I don't know what the relevance of this is...like I said CSA measures areas better than cities.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Again, I don't know what the relevance of this is...like I said CSA measures areas better than cities.
That's CSA. Do you even know what you're saying?
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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That's CSA. Do you even know what you're saying?
You just sent me the link for Combined Statistical Areas (CSA) and I said CSA are better at measuring areas than cities--for example, why should Baltimore get credited with Washington DC's MSA? The Baltimore-Washington area is what is represented in CSA, I certainly won't say Baltimore has 8 million people.
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