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Old 12-28-2016, 01:08 AM
 
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County government isn't really a "Metropolitan Government." In places like France, they have an added level of government at our equivalent MSA or CSA level. So I'm talking about the fact that we don't have a Dallas MSA government or a Chicago CSA government like other major countries do to guide planning.

The only ones that could count would be San Diego County or others where the county government is coterminous with the metropolitan areas.

Althought county-consolidation is certainly a step in the right direction.
The Twin Cities has the Met Council, which coordinates on all sorts of regional projects and infrastructure in the 7 county MSA.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Council

I'd guess there are other cities with similar bodies, but I could be wrong. The Wiki article mentions Portland has something similar.

As for the original question, Minneapolis and St. Paul Merging would make sense
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:26 AM
 
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According to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everet...etts#Geography , Everett does border the Charlestown section of Boston.

However, looking at a map, it turns out it is just a water boundary across the Mystic River. So it looks like Everett would probably be the very last bordering community to add to Boston.
It never said it did not border Boston.

My point is that without Everett, my "should-be-part-of-Boston" list totally makes sense.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I would probably say Upper Darby as the most logical pick - though Cheltenham is not an awful choice


Upper Darby is about 83K and 7 sq miles - It is the terminus of the Market Frankford subway line (also the Norristown High speed line another HR system), think Tina Fey is from there as well not that really matters but she claims Philly so maybe it should be included


Plus its less then 3 miles from Center City and would probably also include Milbourne PA at less than .07 (yes .07 sq miles) sq miles is basically self contained with Upper Darby and bordering Philly and is 16K ppsm with a subway stop
Yeah I'd say Upper Darby would be the most logical choice for Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh's would be difficult. It has literally 130 boroughs and townships surrounding it in Allegheny County and none are that large (except Penn Hills, Monroeville, etc) and those aren't even that populous when compared to the mega suburbs of southern and western cities.

I think Mount Lebanon would be the best choice, though the borough would fight it tooth and nail. It's a dense, urban suburb (population density of 5,000+ ppsm) with a train line running through the core of the town. It's highly affluent, and close to the city
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Was not Oak Park and Chicago at one point flirting with annexation?
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Was not Oak Park and Chicago at one point flirting with annexation?
Haven't heard of that and I follow annexations closely.

As of right now the only major annexations off the top of my head are:
  1. Omaha's recently concluded one that added 6k people
  2. Cleveland + East Cleveland
  3. San Antonio's laundry list of annexations (they added 1.6sqmi on Dec. 1)
  4. Santa Rosa and Roseland (will add 6k to Santa Rosa, soon-to-be 181k)
  5. Atlanta + Druid Hills (would add up to 20k to Atlanta, for 484k)
  6. Las Vegas and Clark County are always fighting about the Clark County enclaves inside LV
  7. Belton, TX just added 1sqmi

The small village of Hillsboro in Fairfax County, VA also just tripled in land area and is booming. Went from 80 people in 2010 to 96 in 2015 (20% growth)!

County Consolidations on the radar: Onondaga County, NY
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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Boston
+Cambridge
+Brookline
+Somerville
+Chelsea
+Revere
+Quincy
+Everett
+Winthrop
+Newton
yesterday.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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For Wilmington, it would easily be Greenville. It's the richest municipality in the state and the home of several influential individuals, to include Joe Biden.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Boston
+Cambridge
+Brookline
+Somerville
+Chelsea
+Revere
+Quincy
+Everett
+Winthrop
+Newton
yesterday.

Yes, except:

-Quincy
-Newton

Everett...+ or -
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Phoenix and Tempe
Portland, OR and Beaverton
Oakland and Berkley
San Jose and Cupertino
Palmdale and Lancaster
San Diego and Chula Vista
Reno and Sparks

LA and (Long Beach/Santa Monica/Beverly Hills/West Hollywood/Culver City/Actually if the entire basin including Orange County was united into America's largest city then that would be pretty great)
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Columbus, OH
850,106 people in 217.17 square miles

+ Grandview Heights (7,328 in 1.33 sq mi sq miles)

+ Bexley (13,654 people in 2.43 sq miles)

+Upper Arlington (34,907 people in 9.84 sq miles)

= 905,995 people in 230.77 square miles.

rationale: affluent suburbs = larger tax base for the city. These areas are also unique and historic inner-ring suburbs rich in character. It also makes sense if you look at a map of Columbus. These areas are essentially islands surrounded by the city (Columbus shown in red below, surrounding municipalities gray).



Of course the issue of education would be a bitter battle in reality since no well-off suburb is going to want to relinquish control of its schools to a more economically and racially diverse and generally lower performing urban school district with pretty high profile corruption in years past. But this is just for fun so we don't have to worry about that
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