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View Poll Results: Which is most impressive to visitors?
Paris 28 43.08%
Rome 10 15.38%
New York City 27 41.54%
Hong Kong 13 20.00%
London 27 41.54%
Kyoto 2 3.08%
Prague 4 6.15%
Florence 3 4.62%
Dubai 1 1.54%
Saint Petersburg 1 1.54%
Moscow 1 1.54%
Vienna 4 6.15%
Toronto 5 7.69%
Madrid 4 6.15%
Copenhagen 4 6.15%
Milan 4 6.15%
San Francisco 3 4.62%
Los Angeles 6 9.23%
Washington DC 3 4.62%
Cairo 1 1.54%
Sydney 3 4.62%
Melbourne 2 3.08%
Buenos Aires 1 1.54%
Mexico City 1 1.54%
Tokyo 16 24.62%
Beijing 1 1.54%
Singapore 3 4.62%
New Delhi 1 1.54%
Bangkok 2 3.08%
Seoul 5 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-17-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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Paris, London and NYC are not ranked the safest cities in the world.

Here are the world's top 10 safest cities ranked by Economist:
https://dkf1ato8y5dsg.cloudfront.net...17-eng-web.pdf

1. Tokyo
2. Singapore
3. Osaka
4. Toronto
5. Melbourne
6. Amsterdam
7. Sydney
8. Stockholm
9. Hong Kong
10. Zurich

Paris, London and NYC's rankings are comparatively low -- 24th, 20th and 21st -- out of 60 cities surveyed.
So the safest cities are all in the developed world?

Why is Beijing less safe than Sydney, for example?
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:38 AM
 
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If you read the Economist report in detail, it does not only rank by personal safety. It takes into consideration health security, digital security and infrastructure security.

Tokyo, NYC, London and Paris all rank quite low in infrastructure security. I guess it means if a tourist is at the subway platform, there is a bigger chance he will be pushed down to the track in NYC or London!
I am aware of that. In any case, Chicago is not going to be "safer" than Shanghai.

Plus, personal safety is crucial, without which all the others are meaningless.
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In terms of the Arts in London the following major projects have either just been completed or are on-going -

The V&A has just opened it's new Courtyard and Wing.

The V&A's new 48m Exhibition Road Quarter is a triumph - review

In pictures: The V&A's new wing - BBC News


The London Museum is moving to Smithfield and a new state of the art concert hall is to be built on it's current site to house the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

Museum of London move gets 180m funding boost - BBC News

The New Concert Hall is being designed by New York Architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Plans for new London concert hall move step closer after architects announced - Guardian

The BFI are building a brand new 130 million home on London's Southbank

BFI progresses plans for new world-class centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image | BFI

Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba launch mission to build 130m home - London Evening Standard

There is to a new major extension to the British Library in London, which is part of the impressive knowledge quarter.

New chapter for British Library with 100000 sq ft extension - Evening Standard

St Pancras | Projects | The British Library - The British Library

The London Olympic park is going to be home to anew Cultural Area.

Latest vision revealed for Olympicopolis arts quarter in east London - Guardian

East London still racing ahead as Olympic boom creates 110000 jobs - Evening Standard

This is on top of the major extension to the British Museum, the new Design Museum, the vast extension to the Tate Modern and a host of other projects.

There also to be a number of new theatres opening in London

6 new theatres opening soon in London - WhatsOnStage.com

London's new Bridge theatre should encourage playwrights to think big - The Guardian

The Bridge is London's newest theatre… and it's fancy as hell - Time Out

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Old 10-18-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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^ can you post without 25 links every time? You know nobody is going to read through them, do you?
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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^ can you post without 25 links every time? You know nobody is going to read through them, do you?
I'll do as I like.

Anyone who is interested in any of the schemes can click on or not as they wish.

It's better than arguing nonsense over safety, when London a city of 8.8 million is one of the safest in the world for it's size.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:43 AM
 
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I'll do as I like.

Anyone who is interested in any of the schemes can click on or not as they wish.

It's better than arguing nonsense over safety, when London a city of 8.8 million is one of the safest in the world for it's size.
I agree London is pretty safe. The entire west Europe feel very safe to me, just like Canada and East Asia.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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Istanbul and Athens should be on this list.

Both impressed me more than the majority of the cities I've been to on this list.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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There is nothing "outstanding" about Toronto. Toronto is the definition of small mindedness and mediocrity. The city is cheaply built and lacks any beauty or class. Among the french cities I have seen, all of those with more than 1 million people looks more impressive and appears more vibrant than Toronto (with 6 million habitants). It's so poorly planned that there is not even a single pedestrian only street, and the main city square we have is about 1/5 the size of place bellecour in Lyon with nothing but ugly concrete. In terms of skyscrapers we don't have a single building over 300m and the tallest one was built 41 years ago. The condition of buildings on our main commercial streets feel like from developing countries.

Ouch
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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Yea you can pretty much throw away that stupid ranking. I stopped reading seeing Chicago is safer than Shanghai.

If you stopped reading, then you are ignorant of the methodology and criteria for the ranking, which goes beyond personal safety to include health security, digital security and the safety of infrastructure.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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If you stopped reading, then you are ignorant of the methodology and criteria for the ranking, which goes beyond personal safety to include health security, digital security and the safety of infrastructure.
I did read the criteria, still pretty BS ranking.
Infrastructure? as if that's something cities like Chicago and LA are good at. It will just drag them lower.
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