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View Poll Results: Your favorite of the three?
Atlanta 46 38.33%
Miami 31 25.83%
Mexico City 43 35.83%
Voters: 120. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-23-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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That other guy was quoting you--your post is for the context.

I don't argue that Atlanta is not an international city. I'm not even sure what kind of "threshold" is being used to argue what an international city is.

I do prefer Miami over Atlanta, but that has less to do with how international the place is and more for my preferences in terms of climate, environs, and things to do.
I have no problem with someones preference.I even admitted that I see why most would prefer Miami.My problem is getting these homers to acknowledge that a city does not have to have a more than 50%foreign born population and a more than 75% other than English only spoken at home to be international.

 
Old 05-23-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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The fact that Miami has trailed behind Mexico City and Atlanta in this poll since the beginning is saying alot.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 10:48 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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Why do people use singular anecdotes to describe crime in any city? They are completely worthless. People are victims of crime every day in Atlanta.
Perhaps because it happened? Jeez, who's being a defensive homer again?

Not very common to be robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a taxi, no matter where it happened. This happened to occur in Zona Rosa. Deal with it.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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It's Mexico... you gonna come back home in a body bag.... Atlanta has better air quality and colleges than Mexico.... Emory...Ga tech.... don't forget Savannah and Charleston are down the road....
Just because a school is located in the United States doesn't necessarily make it better.

Mexico City is home to some of the most prestigous universities in Latin America. The UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico), Las Universidad de las Americas, Instituto Politenico Nacional, Universidad IberoAmerica are some of the well known colleges in Mexico and can all hang with school's in the US. I should know. I travel to DF every couple of years to visit family.

Emory and GA Tech are nice but do little research before you make such ignorant statements.

Clearly, you don't know squat about Mexico, Mexico City and its institutions except what's painted in the media.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Just because a school is located in the United States doesn't necessarily make it better.

Mexico City is home to some of the most prestigous universities in Latin America. The UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico), Las Universidad de las Americas, Instituto Politenico Nacional, Universidad IberoAmerica are some of the well known colleges in Mexico and can all hang with school's in the US. I should know. I travel to DF every couple of years to visit family.

Emory and GA Tech are nice but do little research before you make such ignorant statements.

Clearly, you don't know squat about Mexico, Mexico City and its institutions except what's painted in the media.
According to his post history it looks as if ignorant statements is his modus operandi...
 
Old 05-23-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Just because a school is located in the United States doesn't necessarily make it better.

Mexico City is home to some of the most prestigous universities in Latin America. The UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico), Las Universidad de las Americas, Instituto Politenico Nacional, Universidad IberoAmerica are some of the well known colleges in Mexico and can all hang with school's in the US. I should know. I travel to DF every couple of years to visit family.

Emory and GA Tech are nice but do little research before you make such ignorant statements.

Clearly, you don't know squat about Mexico, Mexico City and its institutions except what's painted in the media.
Emory and Georgia Tech are ranked globally,Not one school from Mexico is ranked higher han either of thses schools

I dont think those schools you mentioned are bad but it is what it is and the rankings show that.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Emory and Georgia Tech are ranked globally,Not one school from Mexico is ranked higher han either of thses schools

I dont think those schools you mentioned are bad but it is what it is and the rankings show that.
Mexico City's schools are pretty great (look at the alumni lists!)--the main issue is that they aren't part of the English-speaking world and there have been many arguments that most lists skew towards the Anglophone schools by a lot. However, I think that skew isn't nearly as strong as some people argue and higher education, from what I can tell, is definitely a strong suit of Atlanta's over the other two. Not by a massive margin, but I think very solidly ahead among the three cities/metros. After that comes Mexico City and then Miami.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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International real estate is a strong suit for Miami. The international slant in Miami isn't limited to just short vacationing. Many of the towers, new high-end/high-tech shopping centers(like Brickell Citi Centre) are spurred by int'l migration to Miami.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Southeast Florida's entire population growth is proportionately in favor of immigration:

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL MSA:

2011:
Birth: + 66,101
Death: -45,911
Domestic Migration: + 38,210
International Immigration: + 62,675

Overall: + 142,257

2012:
Birth: + 66,330
Death: -45,443
Domestic Migration: + 3,580
International Immigration: + 57,539

Overall: + 82,454

2013:
Birth: + 65,939
Death: -47,762
Domestic Migration: -9,771
International Immigration: + 62,330

Overall: + 74,112

2014:
Birth: + 65,943
Death: -49,224
Domestic Migration: -12,526
International Immigration: + 62,255

Overall: + 66,361

Obviously immigration is a forceful machine in Southeast Florida, it is after-all one of the world's leaders in immigration. On a pound-for-pound basis, few places like this in the world, a few in the Persian Gulf (different reasons why), a few in Southeast Asia, a tiny sum in the Atlantic Regions of the Western Hemisphere and Europe, that is about it.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 06:04 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Red John View Post
Southeast Florida's entire population growth is proportionately in favor of immigration:

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL MSA:

2011:
Birth: + 66,101
Death: -45,911
Domestic Migration: + 38,210
International Immigration: + 62,675

Overall: + 142,257

2012:
Birth: + 66,330
Death: -45,443
Domestic Migration: + 3,580
International Immigration: + 57,539

Overall: + 82,454

2013:
Birth: + 65,939
Death: -47,762
Domestic Migration: -9,771
International Immigration: + 62,330

Overall: + 74,112

2014:
Birth: + 65,943
Death: -49,224
Domestic Migration: -12,526
International Immigration: + 62,255

Overall: + 66,361

Obviously immigration is a forceful machine in Southeast Florida, it is after-all one of the world's leaders in immigration. On a pound-for-pound basis, few places like this in the world, a few in the Persian Gulf (different reasons why), a few in Southeast Asia, a tiny sum in the Atlantic Regions of the Western Hemisphere and Europe, that is about it.
Crazy isn't it? South Florida at this point is more influenced by foreign culture than any sort of regional Northeast culture. While tons, and tons of Northerners still vacation in South Florida, the connection is hardly there anymore in terms of domestic migration. Northern migrants opt for North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and the rest of the Piedmont instead of Florida. This has been the trend for at least 15yrs now. Haha, no more Knicks, and Jets fans outnumbering Miami sports fans. I'd take it step further and say there are more Heat fans nowadays in Brooklyn than there are in Nets fans. Miami fans always take over Barclays. Even in the post-LeBron Era.
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