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Old 03-17-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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Why does everyone who feels like they need to defend Chicago's honor use questions marks where periods should go?? I'm too lazy to see if that was one of the questions asked of the 20 countries. Anyone have some good maps to help explain it to me?
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Why does everyone who feels like they need to defend Chicago's honor use questions marks where periods should go?? I'm too lazy to see if that was one of the questions asked of the 20 countries. Anyone have some good maps to help explain it to me?

I'm just wondering why Chicago has to be defended in the first place. The OP has definitely singled Chicago out.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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JUST TODAY IN ANOTHER THEAD COMMENTING IN AGREEMENT TO ...NOLA101 WHO ALSO IS NEGATIVE TO CHICAGO IN MANY THREADS


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I love Chicago the city itself. Always have a lot of fun coming back and visiting it, though I try to only visit between April 8th to October 20th. Any other time in Chicago, for me personally, is hellish. I don't like that.

It's probably my second favorite "city" in the United States after New York and third favorite environment overall after New York and Miami.

What I don't like is the political environment known as Chicago, or the social environment known as Chicago, or the economical environment known as Chicago. I think all three are mediocre compared to what they used to be. I'm not going to stop ripping on the place until it fixes some of the fugly blemishes it has right now. I criticize Chicago more than most other places because I've lived there, expect better from the city and it's leaders. Completely appalled by how it's run and has been managed the last couple of year.

Disgusts me.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I love Chicago the city itself. Always have a lot of fun coming back and visiting it, though I try to only visit between April 8th to October 20th. Any other time in Chicago, for me personally, is hellish. I don't like that.

It's probably my second favorite "city" in the United States after New York and third favorite environment overall after New York and Miami.

What I don't like is the political environment known as Chicago, or the social environment known as Chicago, or the economical environment known as Chicago. I think all three are mediocre compared to what they used to be. I'm not going to stop ripping on the place until it fixes some of the fugly blemishes it has right now. I criticize Chicago more than most other places because I've lived there, expect better from the city and it's leaders. Completely appalled by how it's run and has been managed the last couple of year.
Disgusts me.
Well I thought you were a former Chicagoan. But this is the first time you claimed a political agenda liberal dislike? I agree the pension issue is a big problem. But still it is well still a cleaner city then many? Investments downtown paid off. The Expressways were rebuilt. I remember coming in on the Dan Ryan in the 80s and 90s. It was bad.

But why take it out on other aspects of the city? It isn't Today's politicians responsible for the radical racial change, turmoil and white flight back in a day? The worst blight is ripped down with lots of empty lots left on the Southside and all the Failed Housing Projects torn down. Now Black flight out is occurring. Again nearly 20% of neighborhoods available for gentrification, have gentrified? Most of the Bungalow belt, not include because Young Urban Professionals don't want it and most is good still.

But River North to Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Buckhorn, Old Town, Ravenswood, Hyde Park. Now into Logan Square on the north and Pilsen on the south. Gentrified and renewed. Most of the North side held up well. Parts are Latino now.

Downtown has renewed and 10s of thousand new residents there

Nothing new in politics in any city. But Chicago does have the Pension dilemma for sure and the State. That is heading for a major outcome. Hopefully more good then bad. Some fear bankruptcy at the worst or hopefully better scenario of fixing it comes. Oh and Winter isn't the cities fault either?

I'm done here. Way too much time wasted.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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I don't know.

Probably work related and climate related. Technically I fit into this camp too. When we moved from Singapore, we settled on Chicago the first few years, meaning it's my American hometown. We left for work reasons and I was still a kid.

Most families I've seen out of Chicago elsewhere are where they are because they relocated for work reasons. A lot of people go west to San Francisco to work in the industry because they've outgrown Chicago's tech scene, the opportunities in Chicago are less optimistic or less abundant, so on. A lot of people go east to New York for the same reason. People have been leaving Chicago for Los Angeles for generations now, it's a well documented Highway 66 phenomena. In the early 20th century it was because the government couldn't enforce the Hayes Code or patents as stringently as back east, nowadays it's because Los Angeles is the center for creativity and the creative kinds cannot do in Chicago what they can do in Los Angeles.

You'll see people from Chicago in places like Dallas, Denver, Seattle for work reasons. The market was weak back home, so they left for work elsewhere. They leave for Phoenix or Tampa for climate reasons, the older you get, the less reason you have to stick around and endure a Midwestern winter.

I don't know. It varies, I guess. I just notice in actual life and in data that Chicagoans are more dispersed than people from most other cities. I also notice that it translates into a bit of culture everywhere they go, people are more aware of what a "Chicago" is when their neighbors are from there.

I don't know. I'm not surprised it finished third among respondents in America though. I never figured Chicago would have difficulty in America itself.

It is not something to be proud of or not, I don't know, it is just a reality and a reality that has shaped Chicago for several generations now.
I don't think any of what you said is unreasonable, but as others have said, I think you are overemphasizing Chicago here. I think when you have large cities and states, large relocation is a given. People from the NY metro move to smaller places in the Northeast, the Southeast and the West Coast. Even as the Bay Area is booming, Californians are still inundating places like OR, WA, ID, CO, AZ, MT, and UT. But again, in places with huge populations like NY, CA, IL, I think some degree of out-migration is inevitable. I don't see what about this is necessarily specific to Chicago.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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immigration patterns in boston:
This colorful map illustrates where Boston

seems in-line with each countrys ranking of it.

i wonder if it would be different if caribbean or sub-saharran africa countries were polled.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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I thought this was asking people from a country what are the most important cities to them not "in the world" so this should be based on the cities that matter in their day to day/ week to week lives.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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Hmm I'm really not sure about that. Lakers pretty popular but Cowboys, especially outside the US? Nah.
1. Real Madrid: $3.26 Billion
2. Dallas Cowboys: $3. 2 Billion
2. New York Yankees: $3.2 Billion
4. Barcelona: $3.16 Billion
5. Manchester United: $3.1 Billion
6. Los Angeles Lakers: $2.6 Billion
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
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So I went through it some more...

*Most Overall Important City by Nation…As expected every nation picked a city from their own nation with the exception of Austria…they picked Rio (I know it is crazy…at least London, Paris, Berlin, or NYC would make some sense, but Rio?). They are either: crazy, trolling, or crazy trolls.

*Most Attractive City by Nation…
-Argentina, Australia, France, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States: Sydney
-Germany, Japan, Poland: Vienna
-Italy, Netherlands, Spain: Barcelona
-Austria, Mexico: Paris
-China, India: Singapore
-Canada: Vancouver
¬-Egypt: Dubai
-Russia: Rome

*City with Best Service and Accommodations by Nation…
-Austria, Egypt, Mexico: Paris
-Argentina, South Africa: Sydney
-Australia, Netherlands: Melbourne
-Canada: Toronto
-China: Beijing
-France: Amsterdam
-Germany: Berlin
-India: Singapore
-Italy: Copenhagen
-Japan: Tokyo
-Poland: Prague
-Russia: Helsinki
-South Korea: Seoul
-Spain: Barcelona
-Sweden: Stockholm
-Turkey: Istanbul
-United Kingdom: Edinburgh
-United States: Seattle

*City with the “Best” People by Nation…
-Argentina, Mexico, Spain: Madrid
-Netherlands, South Africa: Sydney
-Australia, United Kingdom: Melbourne
-Austria: Milan
-Canada: Vancouver
-China: Beijing
-Egypt: Cairo
-France: Brussels
-Germany: Vienna
-India: Singapore
-Italy: Barcelona
-Japan: Tokyo
-Poland: Prague
-Russia: Helsinki
-South Korea: Seoul
-Sweden: Copenhagen
-Turkey: Istanbul
-United States: Seattle

*Most Lively City by Nation…
-Argentina, Austria, Canada, Egypt, France, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea: Paris
-Australia, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom: London
-Germany, Spain, Sweden, United States: New York
-Italy, Poland: Rome
-China: Beijing
-Japan: Tokyo
-Turkey: Istanbul

*City with the Most Opportunities by Nation…
-India, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom: London
-Austria, France, South Korea: New York
-Argentina, Spain: Madrid
-Canada, Mexico: Toronto
-Australia: Sydney
-China: Beijing
-Egypt: Paris
-Germany: Berlin
-Japan: Tokyo
-Netherlands: Amsterdam
-Sweden: Stockholm
-Turkey: Istanbul
-United States: Seattle
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
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*Most Overall Important City …Covered by OP

*Most and Least Attractive U.S. City …
-Argentina: LA (13), Chicago (39)
-Australia: San Francisco (9), Chicago (37)
-Austria: San Francisco (9), Seattle (30)
-Canada: San Francisco (6), Chicago (40)
-China: LA (19), Dallas (41)
-Egypt: NYC (8), Chicago (36)
-France: San Francisco (11), Chicago (37)
-Germany: San Francisco (11), Chicago (35)
-India: NYC (5), Dallas (38)
-Italy: LA (9), Chicago (36)
-Japan: San Francisco (8), Dallas (38)
-Mexico: San Francisco (11), Dallas (33)
-Netherlands: San Francisco (16), Chicago (39)
-Poland: LA (20) Chicago (36)
-Russia: San Francisco (20), Chicago (50)
-South Africa: LA (9), Boston (29)
-South Korea: San Francisco (6), Dallas (37)
-Spain: LA (10), Chicago (41)
-Sweden: San Francisco (9), Chicago (43)
-Turkey: NYC (15), Dallas (34)
-U.K.: San Francisco (15), Chicago (38)
-U.S.: San Francisco (6), Chicago (38)

*City with Best and Worst Service and Accommodations
-Argentina: NYC (6), Dallas (26)
-Australia: San Francisco (7), NYC (30)
-Austria: San Francisco (9), Dallas (22)
-Canada: Seattle (3), NYC (28)
-China: Chicago (11), Dallas (37)
-Egypt: San Francisco (5), Chicago (45)
-France: Boston (20), NYC (37)
-Germany: Boston (18), NYC (30)
-India: LA (5), Dallas (38)
-Italy: Boston (19), LA (30)
-Japan: LA (4), Dallas (31)
-Mexico: San Francisco (6), Seattle (18)
-Netherlands: Boston (16), NYC (37)
-Poland: Chicago (20), Dallas (31)
-Russia: Seattle (18), NYC (35)
-South Africa: LA (4), Seattle (16)
-South Korea: LA (6), Dallas (31)
-Spain: LA (21), Chicago (31)
-Sweden: LA (16), Dallas (32)
-Turkey: Boston (7), NYC (36)
-U.K.: Boston (10), LA (27)
-U.S.: Seattle (1), NYC (28)

*U.S. City with the “Best” and “Worst” People
-Argentina: San Francisco (14), Chicago (32)
-Australia: San Francisco (8), NYC (28)
-Austria: San Francisco (9), Seattle (28)
-Canada: Seattle (7), NYC (32)
-China: LA (19), Dallas (45)
-Egypt: San Francisco (22), Chicago (50)
-France: Seattle (24), Chicago (35)
-Germany: San Francisco (18), Chicago (33)
-India: NYC (5), Dallas (39)
-Italy: San Francisco (18), Seattle (33)
-Japan: Seattle (10), NYC (41)
-Mexico: San Francisco (11), NYC (25)
-Netherlands: San Francisco (22), Chicago (32)
-Poland: San Francisco (24), NYC (32)
-Russia: San Francisco (27), Chicago (48)
-South Africa: San Francisco (6), NYC (22)
-South Korea: LA (7), Dallas (34)
-Spain: San Francisco (22), Chicago (36)
-Sweden: San Francisco (11), Chicago (33)
-Turkey: Boston (25), Dallas (46)
-U.K.: Seattle (10), NYC (26)
-U.S.: Seattle (1), NYC (26)

*Most and Least Lively U.S. City
-Argentina: NYC (4), Dallas (47)
-Australia: NYC (6), Dallas (41)
-Austria: NYC (3), Seattle (31)
-Canada: NYC (2), Dallas (40)
-China: NYC (10), Dallas (41)
-Egypt: NYC (8), Chicago (46)
-France: NYC (2), Dallas (46)
-Germany: NYC (1), Dallas (45)
-India: NYC (3), Dallas (41)
-Italy: NYC (2), Seattle (44)
-Japan: NYC (3), Dallas (45)
-Mexico: NYC (3), Dallas (36)
-Netherlands: NYC (4), Dallas (47)
-Poland: NYC (7), Dallas & Seattle (46)
-Russia: NYC (11), Dallas (49)
-South Africa: NYC (2), Dallas (43)
-South Korea: NYC (2), Dallas (37)
-Spain: NYC (1), Dallas (47)
-Sweden: NYC (1), Dallas (40)
-Turkey: NYC (3), Dallas (46)
-U.K.: NYC (2), Dallas (44)
-U.S.: NYC (1), Dallas (30)

*U.S. City with the Most and Least Opportunities
-Argentina: NYC (3), Dallas (25)
-Australia: NYC (7), Dallas (15)
-Austria: NYC (1), Seattle (25)
-Canada: NYC (3), Dallas (13)
-China: NYC (9), Dallas (37)
-Egypt: NYC (2), Chicago (39)
-France: NYC (1), Dallas (27)
-Germany: NYC (3), Seattle (26)
-India: NYC (3), Dallas (30)
-Italy: NYC (2), Dallas (27)
-Japan: NYC (2), Dallas (35)
-Mexico: NYC (4), Dallas (17)
-Netherlands: NYC (7), Dallas (28)
-Poland: NYC (3), Dallas (32)
-Russia: NYC (5), Dallas (34)
-South Africa: NYC (3), Dallas (16)
-South Korea: NYC (1), Dallas (32)
-Spain: NYC (5), Dallas (29)
-Sweden: NYC (4), Dallas (22)
-Turkey: NYC (2), Dallas (28)
-United Kingdom: NYC (4), Dallas (17)
-United States: Seattle (1), LA (9)….NYC finished 3rd with Chicago at 2nd…
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