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View Poll Results: Top three cities of North America?
New York, Mexico City, Los Angeles 76 28.15%
New York, Mexico City, Toronto 57 21.11%
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago 55 20.37%
New York, Los Angeles, Toronto 28 10.37%
New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles 13 4.81%
New York, Washington D.C., Toronto 10 3.70%
New York, Washington D.C., Mexico City 6 2.22%
New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco 20 7.41%
New York, San Francisco, Chicago 5 1.85%
New York, San Francisco, Toronto 6 2.22%
New York, Toronto, Chicago 10 3.70%
New York, Mexico City, Chicago 6 2.22%
New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco 4 1.48%
New York, Mexico City, San Francisco 3 1.11%
Mexico City, Washington D.C., Ottawa 1 0.37%
Mexico City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. 0 0%
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago 1 0.37%
Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Toronto 1 0.37%
None. 4 1.48%
Other. 6 2.22%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-24-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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Another good thread i missed but yes it's Mexico City, ,L.A & N.y
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, S.F. Bay Area
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I love how everyone just disregards Toronto. It's always funny when I see it get treated like it's any old American city and not the major city of Canada. But then Canada might be the reason it's disregarded, funny nonetheless.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I love how everyone just disregards Toronto. It's always funny when I see it get treated like it's any old American city and not the major city of Canada. But then Canada might be the reason it's disregarded, funny nonetheless.
Well, it's top three of North America and Toronto is included in the second most popular option among many others (which means beating out in some combination Los Angeles, Mexico City, Chicago, the Bay Area, and DC) so that's a pretty good showing. Actually, it's sort of unreasonable showing to me since there doesn't seem to be any likely factoring of criteria (whatever varying weights for GDP, population size, Global 500 headquarters, media presence, political powers, international/transnational institutions, etc.) that should put Toronto that high in the pile.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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NYC is obviously number 1, and then after that you could make the argument for LA, Toronto, Mexico City, and Chicago to fill the next 2 slots in some combination. I think any 2 of those 4 are capable in their own right of filling it up for various reasons but it's a pretty hard one to figure out in my own head.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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NYC is obviously number 1, and then after that you could make the argument for LA, Toronto, Mexico City, and Chicago to fill the next 2 slots in some combination. I think any 2 of those 4 are capable in their own right of filling it up for various reasons but it's a pretty hard one to figure out in my own head.
I actually very much agree... NYC uncontested number 1 - I'd have to probably lean towards putting L.A comfortably in number 2 simply because of combination of size, economy and cultural influence - its the number 2 city in the most powerful nation in the world and the west coast city.. Number 3 is what is most tough for me.. Chicago would be high due to its economic importance, Mexico City definitely due to its size, culture/history and importance to an entire nation and Toronto for similar reasons minus as strong culture and history (compared to M.C) but definitely for combination size/diverse economy, media clout/relative importance for an entire nation. Than again D.C has incredible political/institutional clout by far and the Bay area obviously has incredible tech/economic influence.. Number 3 is just soo hard to pin down because there are so many different strengths with each.. If I had to choose i'd say the poll results are pretty decent and I'd go with M.C for breadth of reasons though the others have strong individual/combination of reasons as well..

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I would go with these respective pairs out of all of the options given and in "roughly" this order;

01. New York-Mexico City-Los Angeles (the megacity trio)

02. New York-Mexico City-Washington DC (the all about geopolitical importance and influence trio)

03. New York-Mexico City-Toronto (the largest cities of their respective countries trio)

04. Mexico City-Washington DC-Ottawa (the administrative capitals of their respective countries trio)

5A. New York-Washington DC-San Francisco Bay Area (the globally influential trio)

5B. New York-Los Angeles-Chicago (the iconic American trio)

06. New York-Washington DC-Toronto (seems to be the next best fit)

Interested in hearing which trifecta could make the best case out of them all though. The trio of cities in #4 (Mexico City-Washington DC-Ottawa) is the only combination that doesn't include New York and has some legitimacy. The other combinations without New York are not very realistic IMO.

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Old 10-25-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I voted for three options:

NY- Mexico DF- LA

The only megacities on the continent all standing on their own could easily be viewed as top three.

NY-Washington- Toronto

IMO the continent immediately suffers the most damage if it were to lose either of these three.

NY-Washington- Mexico DF

NY and DC's power and leverage speak for themselves. I thought about adding SF, but chose Mexico City do to it not only anchoring a country of 120 million people, but also the Central American region. It would be catastrophic in Latin America to lose DF. San Francisco, while influential and vital to the US and world of tech, anchors a region 8 million in comparison.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Megacities:
NY, LA, Mexico City. (Chicago can be considered a mega-city but it's significantly smaller than these three.)

Economic Powerhouses:
NY, LA, Chicago or NY, LA, SF Bay Area depending on metrics.

Political Influencers:
DC, Mexico City, Toronto or DC, Mexico City, NY or DC, NY, Toronto. (Hard to leave NY off)

Cultural Centers:
NY, LA, Mexico city. (Also difficult, Miami, SF & DC all exert significant cultural influence in different ways)
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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NY-Washington- Toronto

IMO the continent immediately suffers the most damage if it were to lose either of these three.


Two of these three don't belong.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I would argue that it is NYC, Mexico City and D.C.

I half want to put Toronto down, but it is more a peer city with Chicago than NYC or Mexico City. I also think that DC is more important than Toronto as it is one of the most if not most important political capitals in the world and Toronto isn't the political center of Canada.
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