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Greater Los Angeles 25 60.98%
Greater Tokyo 16 39.02%
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm aware Tokyo is much more densely populated than LA. But the sprawl in Los Angeles is just so unreal. I highly doubt there is anywhere in the world that is continuously developed as here. You go 25 miles south of Downtown LA and its all developed to the coast. Go 15 miles west, all urbanized until coast. Go 120 miles east and its all dense suburban sprawl filled with commuters that travel in all directions. The entire LA is so developed that there simply is no more room to sprawl since the mountains block it. All new construction is infill in tiny lots. For crying out loud, The Inland Empire region alone is more populated than Phoenix.

I bring up Tokyo because based on Google maps, it looks very comparable to where i live. I will continue to update this post with pictures once i get home on my computer.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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New York spawl is much bigger than LA.
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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New York spawl is much bigger than LA.
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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New York is not that sprawly. Manhattan is super dense but the further you start to get away, it becomes rapidly less dense, then finally as you leave the city limits of New York City, it's very suburban like Houston.

LA is continiously urban for many miles in all directions. Even far edge suburbs have urban rail transpotation to the core.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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Looks like LA is the winner
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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I'm aware Tokyo is much more densely populated than LA. But the sprawl in Los Angeles is just so unreal. I highly doubt there is anywhere in the world that is continuously developed as here. You go 25 miles south of Downtown LA and its all developed to the coast. Go 15 miles west, all urbanized until coast. Go 120 miles east and its all dense suburban sprawl filled with commuters that travel in all directions. The entire LA is so developed that there simply is no more room to sprawl since the mountains block it. All new construction is infill in tiny lots. For crying out loud, The Inland Empire region alone is more populated than Phoenix.

I bring up Tokyo because based on Google maps, it looks very comparable to where i live. I will continue to update this post with pictures once i get home on my computer.
Los Angeles is not comparable to Tokyo. Tokyo is larger, Tokyo is more populated, Tokyo is more dense.

Tokyo has 1.68 x more land area than LA and Tokyo has 2.46 x more population than LA.

MapFlight - Tokyo (Japan) (2,190 km˛) is 1.68 times as big as Los Angeles (US) (1,302 km˛).
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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Looks like LA is the winner
Yes, unless Tokyo has an Eggslut.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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I've never been to Tokyo but the LA metropolis is pretty bigger when you include Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties. All of these areas depend on LA for business, commerce, entertainment, etc. on larger scale.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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Los Angeles is not comparable to Tokyo. Tokyo is larger, Tokyo is more populated, Tokyo is more dense.

Tokyo has 1.68 x more land area than LA and Tokyo has 2.46 x more population than LA.

MapFlight - Tokyo (Japan) (2,190 km˛) is 1.68 times as big as Los Angeles (US) (1,302 km˛).
Your land area (and I assume population) comparison is irrelevant because the OP is very obviously talking about metropolitan areas, not city proper. That said the actual urban area comparisons would be similar, so while LA is a typical example of sprawl, Tokyo indeed has the larger footprint.
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