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View Poll Results: What city and/or metropolitan region is the 'Face of North America'?
New York (Greater New York) 78 50.98%
Mexico City (the Mexico City metropolitan area) 3 1.96%
Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles) 9 5.88%
Chicago (Greater Chicago) 21 13.73%
Washington D.C. or Baltimore (the DMV MSA AND/OR Greater Washington DC-Baltimore)) 4 2.61%
San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland (the San Francisco Bay Area) 1 0.65%
Toronto (Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area AND/OR Greater Golden Horseshoe) 8 5.23%
Boston (Greater Boston) 1 0.65%
Dallas or Fort Worth (the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex) 2 1.31%
Houston (Greater Houston) 3 1.96%
Miami or Fort Lauderdale (the South Florida Metropolis) 0 0%
Atlanta (Greater Atlanta 1 0.65%
Philadelphia (Greater Philadelphia) 2 1.31%
Montreal (Montreal metropolitan region) 2 1.31%
Detroit or Windsor (Metro Detroit-Windsor Region) 2 1.31%
Seattle (the Pudget Sound Region) 1 0.65%
San Diego or Tijuana (the San Diego/Tijuana binational conurbation) 1 0.65%
Guadalajara (Greater Guadalajara) 0 0%
Monterrey (Greater Monterrey) 1 0.65%
Phoenix (the Valley of the Sun Region) 1 0.65%
Vancouver (Greater Vancouver) 0 0%
Minneapolis or Saint Paul (the Twin Cities metropolitan area) 1 0.65%
Denver (Greater Denver) 1 0.65%
Portland (Greater Portland) 0 0%
Tampa (the Tampa Bay Area) 0 0%
Orlando (Greater Orlando) 0 0%
Cleveland (Greater Cleveland) 1 0.65%
Saint Louis (Metro Saint Louis) 1 0.65%
Puebla (the Puebla metropolitan area) 0 0%
New Orleans (the New Orleans metropolitan area) 0 0%
Las Vegas (Greater Las Vegas) 0 0%
Calgary (the Calgary metropolitan area) 0 0%
Ottawa (the Canadian National Capital Region) 0 0%
Cincinnati (the Cincinnati metropolitan area) 0 0%
Pittsburgh (the Pittsburgh metropolitan area) 0 0%
Charlotte (the Metrolina Region) 1 0.65%
San Antonio (Greater San Antonio) 0 0%
Salt Lake City (Greater Salt Lake) 1 0.65%
Austin (Greater Austin) 0 0%
Sacramento (Greater Sacramento) 1 0.65%
Columbus (Greater Columbus) 0 0%
Indianapolis (Greater Indianapolis) 0 0%
Louisville (the Louisville metropolitan area) 3 1.96%
Kansas City (Greater Kansas City) 2 1.31%
Other 0 0%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-22-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Houston is not really the face of anything on the continent, no matter what it's exports are. There are about 8 or 9 cities in front of it with regards to being the "face" of anything in North America. It is probably still only tied with being the face of Texas honestly.

NYC= clear cut face of North America and all things regarding life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. World financial hub.

Mexico City= Largest Metropolis on the continent, global city with global impact anchoring all of Central America and surroundings

Toronto= Canada's number one city with almost 1/3 of the country's population in it's metro, anchoring the continent above U.S. borders.

Washington DC= Political capital of the globe. Decisions made in this city impact every continent on Earth in some way. The most important people on the continent live in this town.

Los Angeles= America's entertainment capital bar none, much of the image of the USA is portrayed from what is created there.

San Francisco= Technology capital of the world. One of the most beloved cities by most people on the continent, and across the globe.

Chicago= America's true 2nd urban "big" city, world class amenities, still a top 5 metropolis on the continent in population.

Miami= Defacto capital of Latin America for the US and North American continent. A European and world travelers playground.

Atlanta= America's new age entertainment hub, possibly 3rd in line in the U.S. with regards to media and entertainment. Currently a mecca for African Americans and growing in diversity each year. Current hip-hop capital of the USA.

Houston is tied with Dallas for the face of Texas, although both are the fastest growing and booming major metros in the US. Globally speaking I don't think they have necessarily surpassed anyone in terms of being the "face" of the continent.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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What city deserves to be recognized as the 'Face of the North American Continent'?

- Maintains visible to strong social and cultural connections (demographics, cultural influence, migration/immigration, perhaps political)

- Has the most ideal location on the continent to maintain trade routes, air routes, and connections throughout the continent

- Has the most visible economic impact throughout the continent

- Has the most extensive infrastructure connecting it to various points on the continent (airports, passenger train, major highway systems, cruise terminals)

Feel free to add additional criteria if needed.

What city is the best embodiment of the full of North America as a continent, when factoring in Canada, Mexico, and the United States?
This thread is about Hard Power, and you cannot find a city with more Hard Power and connectivity than Houston.

http://www.houston.org/pdf/comm/Glob...n-2017-Web.pdf
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Has to be NYC....the most important city of the North American Continent.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Who cares about NYC, only bankers live there. And the world is not just banking.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Who cares about NYC, only bankers live there. And the world is not just banking.
Today I learned that I'm a banker.

NY is much more than just Wall Street. Wall Street isn't even in the main CBD.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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This thread is about Hard Power, and you cannot find a city with more Hard Power and connectivity than Houston.

http://www.houston.org/pdf/comm/Glob...n-2017-Web.pdf
Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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Thanks for the laugh.
Go run your car without gas.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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New York hands down. Pretty stupid thread honestly.

Also, OP, I love how you listed Philadelphia 13th underneath cities like Boston, Atlanta and Miami.

No agenda there at all.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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NYC










Chicago




The rest
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I choose Houston. Considering North America stretches from the Hudson Bay to Panama, the face of the continent must, by definition be diverse. Houston has a case to make that it is the most diverse city in the US. With immigration from the south (both legal and undocumented) unlikely to change, it is on track to continue to to carry that claim. While much of the less diverse quarters of the country are up in arms about "them illegals," cities such as Houston that actually are diverse understand that immigrants make a valuable contribution to their city's economy as well as to its culture and urban character.
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