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Old 04-13-2013, 02:56 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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A rather entertaining "urbanity" contest.

Minneapolis, Omaha, KC, Denver; any city in the western midwest, great plains or mountain west.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Los Angeles is the belt carrying champion. Other cities are labeled less urban than what they truley are but LA draws a certain ire from Americans that is truley unique. I mean, Christie Brown got picked on less when he was a kid than LA does by these douchey/smug urban "connoisseurs" who use the claim as a crutch to sooth their contrived superiority complex. Other cities get a bum rap as well, but not on the same scale or frequency.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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Queens is not a city, but for some reason some people think it's suburban. West Queens is highly urbanized, and the East to a lesser extent is still very urban.

Staten Island is less urban then Queens, but still urbanized. It's denser then Washington DC.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:39 PM
 
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Queens is not a city, but for some reason some people think it's suburban. West Queens is highly urbanized, and the East to a lesser extent is still very urban.

Staten Island is less urban then Queens, but still urbanized. It's denser then Washington DC.

LA and Queens have always seemed like sisters from the same family to me.

..they just can't get no respect!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Urban and dense cities will only be found east of the Mississippi river. The cities in the west are all much younger, urban planning and construction designs changed vastly in the 20th century since the automobile was the primary means of transportation, where most east coast cities were founded and built up in times where people were still riding in a horse and buggy.

Just about any east coast city is pretty dense. Baltimore, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Portland, Pittsburgh, Newark.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Urban and dense cities will only be found east of the Mississippi river. The cities in the west are all much younger, urban planning and construction designs changed vastly in the 20th century since the automobile was the primary means of transportation, where most east coast cities were founded and built up in times where people were still riding in a horse and buggy.

Just about any east coast city is pretty dense. Baltimore, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Portland, Pittsburgh, Newark.
If you're talking about cities specifically, then I'd say that San Francisco and Berkeley and parts of neighboring Oakland are very urban. The core of Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland also do pretty well compared to most East Coast cities.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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If you're talking about cities specifically, then I'd say that San Francisco and Berkeley and parts of neighboring Oakland are very urban. The core of Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland also do pretty well compared to most East Coast cities.
But not to the same degree as Boston, NYC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Nowhere near.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Canada
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But not to the same degree as Boston, NYC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Nowhere near.
That's because they're not industrial cities, they're going to be different, but that doesn't mean they can't be dense and urban. Vancouver is dense and urban and built mostly in the second half of the twentieth century, but that doesn't mean it looks like an eastern city. It looks like a new kind of city that's also dense and urban, but just not like an industrial city with the architecture of 100 years ago. Is what it is.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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That's because they're not industrial cities, they're going to be different, but that doesn't mean they can't be dense and urban. Vancouver is dense and urban and built mostly in the second half of the twentieth century, but that doesn't mean it looks like an eastern city. It looks like a new kind of city that's also dense and urban, but just not like an industrial city with the architecture of 100 years ago. Is what it is.
Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia are not industrial cities. They're the major financial districts of the United States, office conglomerates, fortune 500 companies, retail headquarters, millions of square foot of general office space, but not industrial cities, just old cities.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:14 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Yes but... All of the cities you mention WERE very industrial until recently. Their design reflects that.
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