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Greater Los Angeles 25 60.98%
Greater Tokyo 16 39.02%
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Valley Stream, NY
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Both cities are really big. The greater Los Angeles population has 19 million people. However, the greater Tokyo population has 39 million people. That is more than double. Los Angeles is very over crowded, but Tokyo is a lot worse. I was in Tokyo on the train, people are packed in like sardines. Go to downtown LA and it is very crowded but downtown Tokyo is a lot worse. So Tokyo takes the win here.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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I wonder how many people have actually been to Tokyo. What I like a lot about NYC and Tokyo sprawl is that it's urban sprawl whereas LA is suburban sprawl. NYC has the likes of Jersey City, Hoboken, etc. which are extremely urban and Hudson County probably could have been the 6th borough if it were part of NY and not NJ.

What's more sprawly? Tokyo just wins because the country is so ridiculously urban. Yokohama and Saitama could be constrewed as bedroom communities of Tokyo and they're both over a million in populace, Yokohama over 3 million. You could be in a different MSA and commute to Tokyo Center, Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Nippori, etc. like a few of my friends. It's pretty ridiculous.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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New York doesn't really have urban sprawl. IT covers a larger are than LA and Tokyo and is less dense than LA. That is because for every Hoboken their is 25 square miles with 50,000 people of suburbia.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:20 AM
 
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The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong region can be considered a huge sprawl.

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Old 11-02-2017, 05:07 AM
 
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despite its reputation, Los Angeles is not even the most sprawly city in the US.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:10 AM
 
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Both cities are really big. The greater Los Angeles population has 19 million people. However, the greater Tokyo population has 39 million people. That is more than double. Los Angeles is very over crowded, but Tokyo is a lot worse. I was in Tokyo on the train, people are packed in like sardines. Go to downtown LA and it is very crowded but downtown Tokyo is a lot worse. So Tokyo takes the win here.
except this thread is not about which has more people or which is more crowded. So I don't know how your comment is even relevant.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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except this thread is not about which has more people or which is more crowded. So I don't know how your comment is even relevant.
The thread question: Los Angeles or Tokyo: which one truly is the sprawliest megalopolis in the world?

Correct answer: Tokyo.
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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The answer is Atlanta.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:59 AM
 
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The answer is Atlanta.
good choice.

The question is not about which has more people, or which city spreads farther. It is about how large are the bedroom suburban communities (with nothing except miles and miles residential homes: no good jobs, no real entertainment etc) in proportion to the actual self-sufficient urban part of the city.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:38 AM
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Location: Ontario
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The answer is Atlanta.
Or Houston.
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