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Old 03-21-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I think these cities are quite comparable in the role they play within their country but also how they are viewed internationally. All cities play second or third fiddle to each of their countries laregest/most popular city. I won't set any categories because they are all so different. Discuss. I do have some questions though:

Which city do you like the most?
Which city do you like the least?
Which one has your favorite architecture?
Which city do you think is the prettiest?
Which one would you live in?
Which one would you like to visit the most?
Which one do you think is the most underrated?
Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list and why?
Which one do you think has the best weather?
Which one do you think is the most diverse?
Which one has the most distinct culture?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Which city do you like the most? Barcelona. Barcelona Football Club, nice weather and people.
Which city do you like the least? Frankfurt. Not into finance!
Which one has your favorite architecture? Chicago/Barcelona
Which city do you think is the prettiest? Barcelona
Which one would you live in? Barcelona
Which one would you like to visit the most? Chicago
Which one do you think is the most underrated? Chicago. Lives in the shadow of New York a bit.
Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list and why? Frankfurt. Don't know to much about here other than being the financial capital of Germany.
Which one do you think has the best weather? Barcelona/Melbourne
Which one do you think is the most diverse? Melbourne/Chicago
Which one has the most distinct culture? Barcelona. Different to most of Spain.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I think these cities are quite comparable in the role they play within their country but also how they are viewed internationally. All cities play second or third fiddle to each of their countries laregest/most popular city. I won't set any categories because they are all so different. Discuss. I do have some questions though:

Which city do you like the most?
Which city do you like the least?
Which one has your favorite architecture?
Which city do you think is the prettiest?
Which one would you live in?
Which one would you like to visit the most?
Which one do you think is the most underrated?
Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list and why?
Which one do you think has the best weather?
Which one do you think is the most diverse?
Which one has the most distinct culture?
I guess I never answered mine personally:

Which city do you like the most? Chicago
Which city do you like the least? Frankfurt
Which one has your favorite architecture? Barcelona
Which city do you think is the prettiest? Barcelona
Which one would you live in? Chicago
Which one would you like to visit the most? Milan
Which one do you think is the most underrated? Melbourne
Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list and why? Frankfurt
Which one do you think has the best weather? Melbourne
Which one do you think is the most diverse? Chicago
Which one has the most distinct culture? Barcelona
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Melbourne has a huge head start for being the most liveable city in the world.

Chicago has spectacular skyline and architecture.

Milan is a fashionable city.

Barcelona has this quiant romantic vibe.

Frankfurt is an astonishing beautiful city.

I like them all, can not pick a least favorite.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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I wouldn't include Frankfurt in this list. It is just the financial/economic center of Germany nothing more. Germany's second cities after Berlin are Munich and Hamburg; at least regarding culture, diversity, size, media and popularity.

Of the other mentioned cities I can only speak for Barcelona and Chicago because I've never been to Milan and Melbourne.
Barcelona is a great, vibrant and interesting city, which beats Spain's first city Madrid in a lot of aspects (IMO).
Chicago is just Chicago. In a positive way. Lots of things to do, to discover etc. In Addition, it is quite walkable for an U.S. city. Furthermore (some users may disagree) I found the public transportation there to be quite decent compared to many other U.S. cities.
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Melbourne has a huge head start for being the most liveable city in the world.

I thought Vienna, Geneva and Zurich are the most liveable cities
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I thought Vienna, Geneva and Zurich are the most liveable cities
Currently, it's Melbourne & Vancouver who are leading and fighting each other as the Most Liveable City in the world.
Zurich, Geneva, Vienna; have so much high cost of living such as rent & food. I wouldn't want living in any of those unless I have huge money. But visiting, why not.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Which city do you like the most? Frankfurt
Which city do you like the least? Chicago
Which one has your favorite architecture? Milan
Which city do you think is the prettiest? Barcelona
Which one would you live in? Frankfurt
Which one would you like to visit the most? Milan
Which one do you think is the most underrated? Frankfurt
Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list and why? Melbourne, less well known, less worldly
Which one do you think has the best weather? Frankfurt
Which one do you think is the most diverse? Chicago
Which one has the most distinct culture? Chicago
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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Excluding Melbourne.

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Which city do you like the most? Frankfurt, Barcelona
Which city do you like the least? Milan
Which one has your favorite architecture? Barcelona
Which city do you think is the prettiest? Frankfurt
Which one would you live in? Chicago, Frankfurt
Which one would you like to visit the most? Melbourne
Which one do you think is the most underrated? Frankfurt
Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list and why? Chicago. It's bigger. Not a good comparison.
Which one do you think has the best weather? Probably Melbourne
Which one do you think is the most diverse? What? .... Chicago probably.
Which one has the most distinct culture? No idea. Depends on where you're from
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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Which city do you like the most? Chicago. I like all of them.

Which city do you like the least? Frankfurt. I still like Frankfurt too, just not as much as the other 4 cities.

Which one has your favorite architecture? Chicago. However, the other 4 cities also feature some great architecture.

Which city do you think is the prettiest? Four way tie with Chicago, Barcelona, Milan, and Melbourne.

Frankfurt still has some pretty areas too, but just not as much as the other 4 cities.

Which one would you live in? Chicago. However, I enjoy the idea of living in the other 4 cities too.

Which one would you like to visit the most? Five way tie with Chicago, Melbourne, Barcelona, Milan, and Frankfurt. All are desirable, interesting, and worthwhile places to visit.

Which one do you think is the most underrated?
Two way tie with Chicago and Milan which seem quite a bit underrated.

Barcelona is good but it is a bit overrated.

Melbourne and Frankfurt seem appropriately rated for the most part.

Which one do you think does not deserve to be on this list?
Frankfurt.

Which one do you think has the best weather? Chicago. Milan is a very close second.

Which one do you think is the most diverse? Chicago. Melbourne is a close second. Frankfurt has a surprisingly high amount of diversity but is third place out of these 5 cities.

Which one has the most distinct culture?
Two way tie with Chicago and Melbourne.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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I think these cities are quite comparable in the role they play within their country but also how they are viewed internationally. All cities play second or third fiddle to each of their countries largest/most popular city.
That is not the exact situation with those cities.

For Germany, Hamburg and Munich are viewed more positively and prominently than Frankfurt.

For Australia, there is a big competition with Sydney and Melbourne for being 1st place. There are plenty of Australians that view both of them tied for 1st place, and plenty of them thinking Melbourne beats Sydney.

Barcelona and Madrid in Spain seem to be viewed as equals, and with plenty of people preferring Barcelona.

Plenty of people in the USA view NYC and Chicago equally. This is also true for Italy’s Rome and Milan. Milan actually seems more economically prominent than Rome recently.

However, all of these cities still have a certain theme/pattern and are all suitable for discussion.

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