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Old 12-18-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Even as a nyer i have to say that list is bogus. LA is a top five world city period
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:45 AM
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Location: Gotham
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LA is OK, but it's several classes below NYC.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:45 AM
 
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That list is sketchy.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:20 AM
 
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Im curious what criteria this list used to determine the rank of each city.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:37 AM
 
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Is Chicago and Toronto REALLY that far ahead of LA. I doubt that. This list looks fishy. Is ATL really in the same block as LA?
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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LA has had far more growth in the past 80 years than NYC has. If this trend continues, there will be a point in time when LA surpasses NYC in population and economic output. Probably not by 2050, but very possibly by 2100. This is analagous to NYC eventually passing Philly as the #1 place in America back in the 1800s. Times change.

NYC gets props for being #1 at the present, but LA is #2 with a bullet, and should not be overlooked or belittled like I'm seeing.

PS. before anyone jumps down my throat, I like both for different reasons, and am viewing this from a 3rd person perspective.
Co-sign on this. As a matter of fact, I posted up some evidence of L.A. gaining momentum to NYC or even outright passing NYC in certain urban arenas in the other L.A. vs. NYC thread that got locked.

And that was just the 2000's. No telling what's going to happen in the 2010's. I will say that L.A. will "arrive" in the 2020's, the 2030's at the most.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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LA is very different from NYC, and I like that.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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This thread most likely won't even last much longer.
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Even though the "NY vs LA" thing has been done to death in the past in different variations, I'm leaving this as-is so far, because everyone's being relatively nice (well, compared to what normally happens in here). Let's make a note though - no more NY comparisons to LA threads for a while, ok?

Thanks
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Even though the "NY vs LA" thing has been done to death in the past in different variations, I'm leaving this as-is so far, because everyone's being relatively nice (well, compared to what normally happens in here). Let's make a note though - no more NY comparisons to LA threads for a while, ok?

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Sure thing, Thanks.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Then read on, GaWC - Research Network

GAWC is a research network consisting of scientists from universities and research institutes from many continents and countries so it offers somewhat comprehensive, global outlook.
You can go go the website to find out about criteria used but generally there are five, business engagement, political engagement, cultural exchange, human potential, information exchange.

Foreign Policy magazine, Foreign Policy: The 2008 Global Cities Index published in Washington DC, offers a similar list but offers more details. You can see how LA scores against New York and other global cities. Yes, LA is in the top 10 nevertheless not on the same level as New York. Of course you can disagree with any of those rankings nevertheless there is no ranking that I am aware of that places Los Angeles above or on the same level as new York. New York is usually considered a top global city, offering the most comprehensive urban experience. Maybe you guys should do some reading about New York City?

Take a look to know what made LA score below New York:
Since you constantly quote this list, I want you to defend it as I think it is a bit flaky.

What constitutes "cultural experience"? Per the definition of the ones who have conducted this survey and of your own definition. Better yet, definite all of those categories and why you think the cities who have ranked high in that spot and why L.A. is lacking in it.

We can have a civil discussion on this.
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