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View Poll Results: Do you think NYC will still be the largest city in 2050?
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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We have more than enough room left and also what lots of people leave out is the fact that Houston is built very dense.
What? Houston has only 3,300 people per square mile. To put that into perspective, Chicago has over 12,600 people per square mile. For every 1 person you find per square mile in Houston, there are 4 for Chicago.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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That's very true and I'm going to rep you for it! Anyway, off on a tangent, a lot of people are really sticking to the whole Houston passing Chicago argument. What I don't get is, if the city continues to sprawl the way it is, it won't have enough housing in its boarders to add an additional 600,000+ people.
That depends on which way the city builds new housing. Houston has lots of land left inside it's borders. They are also infilling the inner loop pretty fast. The only reason why people keep sticking to the argument is because estimates show that Chicago's population is stagnant while Houston's is steady increasing and until that changes, people will continue to talk about this. So this is more on Chicago than it is on Houston.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Are you saying Albuquerque's metro rank with be 31 in 2050? Looking at the CBSA table, it is #60, the MSA table #59 currently. I don't see 31.
Yes, Albuquerque was infact named America's 6th fastest Largest Cities list in 2007 and 2008, after the recession.. the boom will be huge, Albuquerque is predicted to be one of the top 5 fastest growing.
I work for Albuquerque Planning, we were doing like months of studies.

Mesa del sol's goal before 2050 is over 60,000+, Mesa del sol is the largest urban/suburban master planed community in the United States.

SunCal's goal before 2050 is to create over 10,000+ jobs and over 120,000+ homes on the West Mesa old Artisco Land Grant.

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The Rio Rancho area is already listed as part of the Albuquerque MSA, just sprawled further from Albuquerque.
Yes, but it will be re-named. And Rio Rancho is the fastest growing city in the state, 5,000+ more people then Albuquerque yearly. Thats 15,000+ a year.. After the recession thats up to 22,000+ more people a year. Rio Rancho is suburbia land and it has plenty of land for miles and miles and miles to grow. It is expected to pass Albuquerque by 2070 or 2075. Rio Rancho also has a massive downtown plan in the works, most has already begun.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I really don't understand all the Houston hate. It's such a cool city, so what if we don't have high density, have you seen the views you can get all across the city. Its amazing. The city has its own style, which can be tacky but it still works well in Houston. When you're in Houston you KNOW you're in Houston.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I really don't understand all the Houston hate. It's such a cool city, so what if we don't have high density, have you seen the views you can get all across the city. Its amazing. The city has its own style, which can be tacky but it still works well in Houston. When you're in Houston you KNOW you're in Houston.
Yeah, I have a feeling it's pretty much the only place where you can have views of a neighborhood church from a gay bar. Amazing.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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What? Houston has only 3,300 people per square mile. To put that into perspective, Chicago has over 12,600 people per square mile. For every 1 person you find per square mile in Houston, there are 4 for Chicago.
notice I said built dense.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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notice I said built dense.
It's not built dense either lol. It's sprawled..that's why it has a LOW DENSITY of people per square mile
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Yeah, I have a feeling it's pretty much the only place where you can have views of a neighborhood church from a gay bar. Amazing.
Check out Dupont Circle area in DC.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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yeah you would think it would learn from Phoenix's mistakes but the people running the city arnt the smartest people either.
Ditto for Tucson.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It's not built dense either lol. It's sprawled..that's why it has a LOW DENSITY of people per square mile
or maybe because it's 601 sqm.....?????

Anyone will tell you Houston is built very dense.
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