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View Poll Results: What world city is most like Los Angeles, California?
London 2 1.98%
Hong Kong 0 0%
Paris 0 0%
Singapore 0 0%
Tokyo 2 1.98%
Sydney 33 32.67%
Dubai 3 2.97%
Bombay 3 2.97%
Milan 0 0%
Moscow 0 0%
Sao Paulo 1 0.99%
Frankfurt 0 0%
Toronto 2 1.98%
Madrid 2 1.98%
Mexico City 23 22.77%
Amsterdam 0 0%
Kuala Lumpur 2 1.98%
Brussels 0 0%
Seoul 1 0.99%
Johannesburg 2 1.98%
Buenos Aires 4 3.96%
Vienna 1 0.99%
Prague 1 0.99%
Budapest 0 0%
Bangkok 2 1.98%
Other 17 16.83%
Voters: 101. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-23-2018, 11:02 PM
 
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Sydney is good. I've been or lived in all those cities listed.

No city will capture LA perfectly, especially no city outside the USA, but Sydney has some key things going for it - Climate, Surf culture that intermingles with a Cosmopolitan lifestyle, and if you subtract Latinos, the demographics are similar.

Mexico City is a tempting comparison but besides the fact both have a lot of Mexicans and bad traffic, I'm failing to see this one.

Santiago and Lima are perhaps better comparisons than Mexico City, but I still feel Sydney is better than them.

After this, you're left with even worse choices. Sao Paulo is more like a NYC than a LA, Rio de Janeiro doesn't feel like LA at all (more like a Miami despite being much bigger and having hills).
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:18 PM
 
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Sad,you put Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
LOS ANGELES so defferent with KL and BKK
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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LA is a unique city that looks or feels like no other city. But LA is really starting to change itself. It's growing Metro rail system. Its growing density in housing in the central core. It's walkability increasing. Multiple CBDs. Multiple nightlife areas. While it is autocentric, it is becoming less so with Uber/Lyft making it easy to for those who live in the central area to both not own or use car-lite with public transit.

LA is starting to look like more like many large Asian cities. Seoul is probably my pick for what LA is starting to look more like in future years. Seoul is 10 million people in the land size of San Fernando Valley (2 milion people) or LA core area (Santa Monica, Bev Hills, Hollywood, Koreatown, Downtown land area). Mountains and rivers limit the continuous urban area. Seoul while having a large public transit network, walkability also have a high car ownership population than one would think. Major streets are super wide, highways, too. Strong separation of commercial retail on major streets and residential housing behind. Multiple CBs, Multiple nightlife areas. Multiple shopping districts, mulitple high wealth and low wealth areas, tourist sights spread out all over the city. Of course the obvious differences.

LA City is twice the land area of Seoul City but it's Metro area is still twice the Metro area or Seoul'Incheon, and Gyeonggi Do area. LA Metro's 13 million vs Seouls 20plus million. LA is still lower density still more autocentric and outside of core area. Unless LA can get the population similar to Seoul or other Asian cities, then it wont look like it despite the growing LA density and growing MEtro rail.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:52 AM
 
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I surprised that Sydney is polled the highest. Sure certain parts of Sydney could look like parts of LA, yet Sydney has a very easily recognisable harbour which LA does not have. In addition the bad neighbourhoods are worse in LA than Sydney, and the US has a much bigger gun culture than Australia. Also the amount of poverty is more in your face in LA with seeing a lot more homeless in the streets than Sydney..
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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L.A. has been nicknamed the American Tokyo, due to the futuristic look and feel, and lots of Japanese people.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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I wonder if Sydney natives would find that insulting.
Yes, but only because it's wrong.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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This is a joke.

Sydney and LA are nothing alike.

People need to familiarise themselves with both cities, then chime in.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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This is a joke.

Sydney and LA are nothing alike.

People need to familiarise themselves with both cities, then chime in.
Yeh, and people are usually more familiar with the tourist areas of those cities, instead of the overall prospective of those cities.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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Can only assume those voting for that option have never been to one or both of these cities.
Exactly...do those of you voting for Sydney feel a little bit embarrassed? LA and Sydney are not even remotely comparable, aside from weather, and even the weather is a stretch (Sydney is much more humid in summer, LA is dry).

I'm starting to think those voting for Sydney haven't really been to Sydney, or LA, and are just looking at pictures on Google images..."oh, they both have palm trees and beaches! They must be similar!"

C'mon guys, work a little harder.
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