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Old 09-22-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Simple concept: name a city that is not the primary node of its metro, and we will determine whether or not that City is a satellite city, edge city, secondary node or a suburb.

Examples:

Fort Worth- secondary node
Newark- Satellite city
Quincy, MA- Suburb
Tysonís Corner- 20 years ago, suburb. Today, edge city.

Some are a little trickier. Where would you put:

Scottsdale
Jersey City
Carson, CA
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:28 PM
 
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Define "primary node." Does that refer to population only?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Define "primary node." Does that refer to population only?
Population, probably. Center of gravity. The city you name first. The name given to the sports teams.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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Well in that case, my dual submission is Norfolk/VA Beach.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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Scottsdale-suburb
Jersey City-secondary node
Carson-suburb

Wilmington, DE
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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Wilmington, DE.
Warner Robins, GA.
Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Camden, NJ.
Trenton, NJ
Sandy Springs, GA.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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Wilmington, DE.
Warner Robins, GA.
Fort Lauderdale, FL. - Satellite
Camden, NJ. - Satellite
Trenton, NJ - none of the above
Sandy Springs, GA.- suburb
See above

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Old 09-22-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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Scottsdale-suburb
Jersey City-secondary node
Carson-suburb

Wilmington, DE
I'd say that JC functions more like a suburb, or even an edge city. Most of its growth and development, over the last couple decades has come as spillover. It doesn't have enough of an identity or gravitational pull to qualify as a secondary node.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Primary Node: Seattle
Secondary Node: Tacoma
Satellite City: Olympia, Bremerton
Edge City: Bellevue, Redmond
Suburb: Federal Way, Lynwood

unsure
Everett
Kent
Renton
Auburn
Kirkland

Definitions
Satellite city: located somewhat near to, but are mostly independent of larger metropolitan areas
Edge city: a concentration of business, shopping, and entertainment outside a traditional downtown (or central business district) in what had previously been a residential or rural area
Suburb: is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'd say that JC functions more like a suburb, or even an edge city. Most of its growth and development, over the last couple decades has come as spillover. It doesn't have enough of an identity or gravitational pull to qualify as a secondary node.
I disagree. While it's true that it's receiving a ton of spillover, there comes a certain point where an area stops functioning as a suburb, even if it's to the almighty NYC. In built form and function, Jersey City is hardly what one would call "suburban ". The state of New Jersey's tallest buildings are located in JC, as are many prominent financial and administrative institutions, enough so that JC is making a strong case of having surpassed Newark, the traditional secondary city of the metro and leader of the state. JC certainly isn't Yonkers or Nassau County or Greenwich in that regard. It's also too close to be an edge city or even a satellite city, imo, but I understand the hesitance to elevate JC above suburb status, given NYC's dominance.
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