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Old 10-09-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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If you have to ask this than you obviously know nothing about oil in Houston.
Well yeah, that's why I asked it.
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Most Nonstop International
Markets Served after NY
Intl Nonstop
Airport Markets Served
1 New York (JFK) 82
2 Atlanta (ATL) 69
3 Miami (MIA) 64
4 New York (LGA) 64
5 Houston (IAH) 54
Currently Miami International Airport has 86 international destinations while new york is over 100.

As for most important
1. NYC/DC I cant see how we can seperate them they are both too important.
2. Chicago
3. LA
4. San Francisco
5. Atlanta (CDC Atlanta Airport)
Honorble Dallas, Houston, Miami, Boston.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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GAWC?

GAWC is a study group for an economic class in some some remote college in UK. Its a bunch of bored college kids and an out of touch professor keeping themselves occupied.Good grief they have Philadephia(8th largest metro economy in the world) lumped in cities 1/6th its economic output(Antwerp -Lagos WTH????).

I would suggest relying on Census data and Bureau of Labor for your argumentive data. As of the 2000 1990 1980-----1790 census Philadelphia is comfortably ahead of Atl-Hous-Dallas- not to mention SF and Bos.
Agreed.

I found the two GAWC surveys I seen here on City-Data, while good for a academic discussion (and a few laughs) could safetly be discounted.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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GAWC?

GAWC is a study group for an economic class in some some remote college in UK. Its a bunch of bored college kids and an out of touch professor keeping themselves occupied.Good grief they have Philadephia(8th largest metro economy in the world) lumped in cities 1/6th its economic output(Antwerp -Lagos WTH????).

I would suggest relying on Census data and Bureau of Labor for your argumentive data. As of the 2000 1990 1980-----1790 census Philadelphia is comfortably ahead of Atl-Hous-Dallas- not to mention SF and Bos.
What the hell does census data have to do with being important? Just because a city or metro area is bigger doesnt make it more important.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Agreed.

I found the two GAWC surveys I seen here on City-Data, while good for a academic discussion (and a few laughs) could safetly be discounted.
At least they have a diagnostic method. Most of the people on here are geographers and social scientists like the GAWC, were just opinionated losers with too much time to talk about this stuff.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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At least they have a diagnostic method. Most of the people on here are geographers and social scientists like the GAWC, were just opinionated losers with too much time to talk about this stuff.
Explain why you like their diagnostic method to a "opinionated loser" who thinks they are continually underrating American cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles etc.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Explain why you like their diagnostic method to a "opinionated loser" who thinks they are continually underrating American cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles etc.
Because I dont believe anything unless their is scientific data to point it out. I have my own opinions obviously, but Im willing to accept that they might be wrong if there is a scientific study with a diagnostic method that rates all places on the same scale.

GaWC - Globalization and World Cities

Most people on here complain and complain when their city of choice is rated less favorably, but unless one of us is an expert in the field of cultural, social, and economic geography, Ill take the diagnostic data any day.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Because I dont believe anything unless their is scientific data to point it out. I have my own opinions obviously, but Im willing to accept that they might be wrong if there is a scientific study with a diagnostic method that rates all places on the same scale.

GaWC - Globalization and World Cities

Most people on here complain and complain when their city of choice is rated less favorably, but unless one of us is an expert in the field of cultural, social, and economic geography, Ill take the diagnostic data any day.
Either way, Atlanta does not rank over Houston. They even have Miami ranking over Houston. The government even admits Houston is one of the top 5 most important cities. It's a very big deal when a hurricane is coming. It will make a huge impact on the country if something were to happen to it; I can't say the same for Atlanta or Miami.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Either way, Atlanta does not rank over Houston. They even have Miami ranking over Houston. The government even admits Houston is one of the top 5 most important cities. It's a very big deal when a hurricane is coming. It will make a huge impact on the country if something were to happen to it; I can't say the same for Atlanta or Miami.
This kind of response is exactly what he was talking about a couple of posts prior:

"Because I dont believe anything unless their is scientific data to point it out. I have my own opinions obviously, but Im willing to accept that they might be wrong if there is a scientific study with a diagnostic method that rates all places on the same scale.

Most people on here complain and complain when their city of choice is rated less favorably, but unless one of us is an expert in the field of cultural, social, and economic geography, Ill take the diagnostic data any day."
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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This kind of response is exactly what he was talking about a couple of posts prior:

"Because I dont believe anything unless their is scientific data to point it out. I have my own opinions obviously, but Im willing to accept that they might be wrong if there is a scientific study with a diagnostic method that rates all places on the same scale.

Most people on here complain and complain when their city of choice is rated less favorably, but unless one of us is an expert in the field of cultural, social, and economic geography, Ill take the diagnostic data any day."
I think anyone with any type of education and intelligent would know Oil/Energy are far more important than CDC,CNN,COKE,Busy airport, and a few other regional things. Nothing you guys have said has made me think otherwise.
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