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Old 08-11-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Miami is known more the Chicago.

So population doesn't mean anything.
I would really like to know where you make this assumption. Chicago has been a widely known cities since the early 20th centuries (it was one of the largest in the world at the time). Miami's metro was not even up to a million people in 1950.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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It will be Houston not Dallas because the Hpouston port facilities is a huge advantage plus its international reputation is growing so fast as far as business is concerned.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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I think there is a lot of truth to this
I think the more interesting side of it is that the US set some new standards with how cities are laid out over the past century. When cities like Houston become more dense, I'm curious what the impact will be given its current layout. I suppose Los Angeles will be the first in line to deal with this type of issue, and by issue, I mean implementing more public transportation, filling in the gaps, seeing the response of an increase in density on long-term residents, etc.

So, I think that when/if Houston passes Chicago in population, the bigger question is not on Chicago, but on Houston and what that means. What's the QOL there at that point?
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I would really like to know where you make this assumption. Chicago has been a widely known cities since the early 20th centuries (it was one of the largest in the world at the time). Miami's metro was not even up to a million people in 1950.
I think Miami is more popular than Chicago when it comes to pop culture.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I would really like to know where you make this assumption. Chicago has been a widely known cities since the early 20th centuries (it was one of the largest in the world at the time). Miami's metro was not even up to a million people in 1950.
Everyone knows about miami but not chicago. Its true. Thats so many people ask questions about it, cuz they dont know.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! That was two pages of something right there.

anyway. Isn't there already a two mile long thread about this very issue?
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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It will be Houston not Dallas because the Hpouston port facilities is a huge advantage plus its international reputation is growing so fast as far as business is concerned.
Let's not forget that Dallas has a more diverse economy with the larger and more busier cargo airport (remember, a port is not only sea, but of air and land as well), and it's growing internationally and domestically as well. Now Dallas will never pass Chicago in population. But the DFW metro area is approaching 7 million and could be there in 2012.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I would really like to know where you make this assumption. Chicago has been a widely known cities since the early 20th centuries (it was one of the largest in the world at the time). Miami's metro was not even up to a million people in 1950.
Media.



Miami is shoved into people's faces, just like Vegas, L.A., NYC

I'd say more people know about those cities then they do about Chicago.

Simply because the media popularizes it more.

And I'm talking about the real world.

Not on this site where we're all city nerds.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Let's not forget that Dallas has a more diverse economy with the larger and more busier cargo airport (remember, a port is not only sea, but of air and land as well), and it's growing internationally and domestically as well. Now Dallas will never pass Chicago in population. But the DFW metro area is approaching 7 million and could be there in 2012.
I can see DFW surpassing metro Chicago around the same time Houston tops Chicago in city population. Ballpark guess: 2029.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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Miami is known more the Chicago.

So population doesn't mean anything.
And yet the CITY of Jacksonville has more people than the CITY of Miami. Because it sprawls out so much that you don't have to go outside the city for large lot living.
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