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Old 11-02-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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That's the rankings for sub-categories such as cultural influence, economic, political & social. Thats why Tokyo is not ranked along side with New York and London. This diagram below is the actual world cities ranking list



[quote=18Montclair;1898648]GAWC also did this ranking in 2004 which measured cities by economic and cultural influence.

 
Old 11-02-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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That's the rankings for sub-categories such as cultural influence, economic, political & social. Thats why Tokyo is not ranked along side with New York and London.
In the words of the article itself,

"Five Levels of global city are identified. First, and clearly above all others, there are London and New York. All previous research has highlighted the dominance of these two cities in the world city hierarchy (Taylor 2004a) and they emerge here as the most important 'all-round' global contributors."

"all round global contributors" seems pretty self explanatory. And your correct, economics is but one category. Its not the only category that determines a world city.


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This diagram below is the actual world cities ranking list
No, that diagram looks "Full Service Cities", which they define as which cities have regional offices of certain insurance companies, banks, law firms and accounting firms.

Hardly the correct measuring stick for overall importance.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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The only reason San Antonio has that high of a population (within city limits) is because of irrelevant political boundaries. If you look at the metro statistics for population and economic power of San Antonio, you will realize it is in the correct tier. Please stop having such a Texas-centric viewpoint.
Texas-centric??? gimme a break! Don't hate!
 
Old 11-02-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Yes, it is. "Global importance" I must say.

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Hardly the correct measuring stick for overall importance.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Texas-centric??? gimme a break! Don't hate!
SA isn't close to being a global city. SA is just a regional (South Texas) city.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:00 PM
 
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Kansas City, Cinti. and Milw. are all twice the size of San Antonio. We aren't hating, just reiterating the fact that San Antonio does not have the population or sway necessary for it to be on the 2d or 3d tier of that list.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:31 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Tiers? When someone is thinking of moving to a city, does it really matter as to the size of that city. I could compare Charlotte with any city as a place to live, but who wants to live in a city anyway. I know, a lot of you do; but I just want you to know that all of us do not think that bigger is better.

I once knew a lady who told us she refused to move to a small town where her husband had a great job offer because it did not have a McDonald's. I sat there listening to her talk, thinking, "I lived eighteen years without ever seeing a McDonald's and do not believe I was deprived of anything." I think she missed out on one of life's great opportunities. She could have learned a lot in that town.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:55 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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There's this thing going on between everyone that Chicago is less important than San Francisco.

They both are probably equally important, but specialize in different areas.

Chicago has TONs of international business conventions, the most in the US, and has huge manufacturing industries. It's behind New York, LA and London, but not Boston or SF
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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First Tier:
East-NYC
West-LA
Midwest-Chicago
South-Houston

Second Tier:
E-Philadelphia
W-San Francisco
MW-Minneapolis-St. Paul
S-Dallas

Third Tier:
E-Boston
W-Seattle
MW-St. Louis (or Kansas City)--debatable
S-San Antonio

Fourth Tier (up-and-coming cities):
E-Baltimore
W-Portland
MW-Cleaveland
S-Charlotte
 
Old 11-02-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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First Tier:
East-NYC
West-LA
Midwest-Chicago
South-Houston

Second Tier:
E-Philadelphia
W-San Francisco
MW-Minneapolis-St. Paul
S-Dallas

Third Tier:
E-Boston
W-Seattle
MW-St. Louis (or Kansas City)--debatable
S-Atlanta

Fourth Tier (up-and-coming cities):
E-Baltimore
W-Portland
MW-Cleaveland
S-Charlotte
Fixed. SA is in no way a top tier U.S. city.
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