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Old 04-10-2010, 03:58 AM
 
Location: LAS, OKC
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I dont know! =)
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Has many high-end stores and flagships, a lot of well-known fashion shows, well-known fashion institutes, you can get/find things in that city that you can't find elsewhere in the country, etc.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Actually, if you look at the word it can be translated as a city of the world. Meaning, it is a city with various cultures of the world and institutions of various cultures and forms of such.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Has many high-end stores and flagships, a lot of well-known fashion shows, well-known fashion institutes, you can get/find things in that city that you can't find elsewhere in the country, etc.
You cannot be serious.Do you think being cosmopolitan is all about "things"?Things you can purchase?What about the education of the people?The acceptance of culture unlike the prevalent culture in that city?What about the amount of citizens that travel regularly?What about the amount of people that come from other locations to visit?What about the influence of that city it has over locales outside of its immediate areas?
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^Those too. I just mentioned a few off the top of my head.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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A cosmopolitan city is a city with many cultures and groups in it. It is also a "cultured" city. Examples of these would be london, paris, nyc, sf and I'm sure there's a few more to name.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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A cosmopolitan city is a city with many cultures and groups in it. It is also a "cultured" city. Examples of these would be london, paris, nyc, sf and I'm sure there's a few more to name.
So if its "cultured" and you mean as in having many cultures is Nairobi any more "cultured" than Tokyo or vice versus?What about Reykjavík?
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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Diversity among people, many who tend to be educated and who often speak more than one language (but not a requirement). Cultured in the sense that the city has museums, symphony, opera, ballet, theater, historical sites, festivals, etc. - in other words, what most people think of when they hear "cultural activities." There's often at least one large university or college that attracts people from around the world so you'll see a wide age demographic.

Cosmopolitan cities tend to be major, internationally known cities with large populations. Yes, there is high end shopping, but that's mostly a function of being a big city.

There's usually a variety of nightlife to accomodate the different demographics and the sheer number of people- high end danceclubs, lounges, pubs, traditional style bars, coffee shops, a variety of ethnic restaurants and restaurants that run the gamut in prices.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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My first thought is diversity among people, good shopping, and good infrastructure.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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The antithesis of Kansas City would be my definition of a Cosmopolitan city.
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