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View Poll Results: Which city/ cities do you feel with move up in point value in the future?
Chicago move to 12 point 16 19.28%
Los Angeles move to 12 point 11 13.25%
San Francisco move to 10 point 13 15.66%
Boston move to 7 point 12 14.46%
Dallas move to 7 point 19 22.89%
Houston move to 7 point 25 30.12%
Washington D.C. move to 7 point 19 22.89%
Atlanta move to 5 point 19 22.89%
Miami move to 5 point 12 14.46%
Minneapolis move to 5 point 8 9.64%
Philidelphia move to 4 point 12 14.46%
Cleveland move to 3 point 2 2.41%
Detroit move to 3 point 3 3.61%
Pittsburgh move to 3 point 11 13.25%
Seattle move to 3 point 17 20.48%
Baltimore move to 2 point 5 6.02%
Columbus move to 2 point 5 6.02%
Kansas City move to 2 point 5 6.02%
Richmond move to 2 point 0 0%
Some new cities will be added to the list (please explain) 11 13.25%
All the cities will stay the same in point value 2 2.41%
Some cities will fall to a lower point value 11 13.25%
Some cities will fall off the list entirely 9 10.84%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-01-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Where's Phoenix on that list? lol.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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6.Houston (only cuz it's a huge port)
Do not forget the Space Center. I think many have heard the famous phrase already.

Seriously, I think a very underrated industry that is not being counted for Houston is the medical center. It's already the biggest in the nation if not the world and it's growing very fast. World class treatment centers are already there and they attract doctors from around the nation and world and also attracts patients from around the world. Don't sleep on that part about Houston. It isn't just the port.

It is also a major city in energy and oil.
BTW, if Chicago is not really that much known outside this country. Than it is possibly the most underrated city in the world.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Do not forget the Space Center. I think many have heard the famous phrase already.

Seriously, I think a very underrated industry that is not being counted for Houston is the medical center. It's already the biggest in the nation if not the world and it's growing very fast. World class treatment centers are already there and they attract doctors from around the nation and world and also attracts patients from around the world. Don't sleep on that part about Houston. It isn't just the port....
Yes, and the Medical Center is also the city's largest employer.

So you've got the Port, the Medical Center, NASA, the center of the energy industry, and more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere in the US except NYC.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Yes, and the Medical Center is also the city's largest employer.

So you've got the Port, the Medical Center, NASA, the center of the energy industry, and more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere in the US except NYC.
And better cultural amenities and more diversity than anyone else other than NYC, LA and Chicago
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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And better cultural amenities and more diversity than anyone else other than NYC, LA and Chicago
Well, add San Francisco to that list. You could also make an argument that Boston could be in that list as well.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Well, add San Francisco to that list. You could also make an argument that Boston could be in that list as well.
Definitely San Francisco
Boston for the cultural amenities but not the diversity.

But sure, after those: Houston. whatever.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:27 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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No. it is because they are young cities and are simply not known or respected outside the US in the way northeast and west coast cities are.

We, as Americans, aren't the only ones who decide what world cities are. The world decides. and from what I gather the world is pretty unaware of the size and importance of Houston, Dallas, or Atlanta.
Well, perhaps the committee that decides these things sould be a little more multinational in that case, instead of coming from a relatively unknown British university.

The ciriteria list doesn't say how many of these criteria a city needs, nor does it say which ones are essential. I could make a good case for Denver if 80% is sufficient.

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World City status is seen as beneficial, and because of this many groups have tried to classify and rank which cities are seen as 'world cities' or 'non-world cities'. [3] Although there is a general consensus upon leading world cities, [4] the criteria upon which a classification is made can affect which other cities are included. [3]
Since I can't copy more than two sentences, I'll do this w/o listing the criteria, just how Denver fits them.

Denver certainly has international first-name familiarity.

Denver is the site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Denver has a population of about 2.5 million metro.

Denver has Denver Interantional Airport, one of the busiest in the country and a hub for United Airlines.

Denver has one of the most ambitious rail-transit systems in the country under construction at this time. It has an extensive bus network, extending a good 50 miles from North-South and about 40 from East-West. No ferries, though, LOL.

A large hispanic community with much influence, e.g. Cinco De Mayo celebrations, Day of the Dead celebrations, etc.

Numerous IT/telecommunications companies.

Lively cultural scene with city/suburban support and taxation. Denver Pulbic Library has a large western US collection.

Six (I believe) major-league sports teams: The Broncos (football-winner of two Super Bowls), Rockies (baseball, played in World Series last year), Avalanche (hockey-won the Stanley Cup), Nuggets (basketball), Rapids (soccer) and a major-league lacrosse team (Mammoth?).
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Where would San Diego rank on a list of global cities? I understand that it isn't one, and it's not even an honorable mention, God knows why -- especially to those who consider Kansas City, Richmond, and St. Louis to be honorable mentions but not San Diego. Would you match it with the likings of cities in Bangledesh, Ethiopia, and Sudan? I don't get it, what will it take San Diego to be considered EVEN as an honorable mention? Even Tijuana, its dirty serial killer brother to the south, is an honorable mention ?!?!
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Would you match it with the likings of cities in Bangledesh, Ethiopia, and Sudan?

Dhaka should definitely be above San Diego.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Where would San Diego rank on a list of global cities? I understand that it isn't one, and it's not even an honorable mention, God knows why -- especially to those who consider Kansas City, Richmond, and St. Louis to be honorable mentions but not San Diego.
San Diego is next to one of the largest cities on Earth! Obviously L.A. will overshadow it due to the distance. Should Santa Barbara have an honorable mention too?
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