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Old 12-03-2017, 04:51 AM
 
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I would say "none" for Canada because most people in the world don't have any image in mind when they think of Canadian cities!
Maybe Victoria, not a typical cold Canadian city, and not even rainy either. The climate is the only thing though.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:54 AM
 
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I would say NYC too, for the reasons already listed. It does have sprawling suburbs, but it's a very dense city with decent public transportation, excellent amenities, and tons of culture, which many other cities in the US just don't have
Definitely NYC.

Many people for some reason think NYC represents the USA, when in fact it is the most unamercian American city. Boston, DC and Philly don't come close in terms of the urban density and transit oriented lifestyle. NYC is the only American city that is not a typical North American suburb in general, and can rival large Asian and European cities in terms of urban vibrancy.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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The entire northeast of Italy seems out of place
well, I don't think Pordenone or Belluno are particularly weird.

Also, I'm in the northeast too...
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Maybe Victoria, not a typical cold Canadian city, and not even rainy either. The climate is the only thing though.
What about Iqaluit? It's population is 61.2% Aboriginal, though it's total population is only 7,740, so not exactly a city.

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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architecturally I think Santa Fe is the most unique in the US.

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Old 12-03-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Yes, it is not a city.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Nice, I think St. Augustine, Florida can be considered as well.

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Old 12-04-2017, 04:06 AM
 
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NYC does not seem "out of place" at all. There are many other downtowns in the BosWash corridor that have people commute to work rather than drive. Even downtown Chicago and San Francisco have lots of people who take public transportation and do not drive to work.

IMO, any "primate city" cannot really be considered "out of place". Bangkok is very different from other Thai cities due to its size. Same is true for other primate cities due to its disparity in size. When people think of Thailand, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic or Argentina, people think of Bangkok, Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Buenos Aires first before even considering the other cities. They aren't really out of place, rather, they represent their countries! While NYC cannot be considered a true primate city for the US, there are many aspects to NYC that qualifies it as one.

For the US, cities that stand out are Honolulu, Anchorage and Santa Fe. But none of them really are that out of place compared to the 1st example.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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NYC does not seem "out of place" at all. There are many other downtowns in the BosWash corridor that have people commute to work rather than drive. Even downtown Chicago and San Francisco have lots of people who take public transportation and do not drive to work.

IMO, any "primate city" cannot really be considered "out of place". Bangkok is very different from other Thai cities due to its size. Same is true for other primate cities due to its disparity in size. When people think of Thailand, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic or Argentina, people think of Bangkok, Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Buenos Aires first before even considering the other cities. They aren't really out of place, rather, they represent their countries! While NYC cannot be considered a true primate city for the US, there are many aspects to NYC that qualifies it as one.

For the US, cities that stand out are Honolulu, Anchorage and Santa Fe. But none of them really are that out of place compared to the 1st example.
No, NYC is way higher than anywhere else. Actually the only US city with more than half of people who use transit to go to work.

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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IMO, any "primate city" cannot really be considered "out of place". Bangkok is very different from other Thai cities due to its size.
Not really a great example as Thailand has no real other cities aside from Bangkok. Even Chiang Mai, its second city, has less than 400,000 people in its urban conurbation - the size of Coventry, the UK's 20th built-up area.

Therefore Bangkok is THE Thai city.
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