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Old 02-09-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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With 1 million inhabitants including suburbs, Amsterdam is quite small... Not only feel small
That's not entirely accurate.

municipality: 851,573
urban: 1,351,587
metro: 2,431,000

so It's about the size of Portland, OR, which isn't particularly large, but it's not that small either, substantially larger than the likes of Honolulu or Tucson.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Boston feels like a little Big City, or maybe a big Little City. Not a bad thing. Has a very eclectic vibe that is much more relaxed than NYC, it's kinda cool

Wouldn't call it leafy by any means, but Valparaiso in Chile fits this description too
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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It's probably because I come from a city of under 800,000 people, but I wouldn't consider any city with 1 million people small. That's fairly sizeable imo.
In the US many cities that have 1 million people in the Metro area are very suburban and spread out, so they don't even feel like cities at all. Of course different case for a dense Western Europe city like Asmterdam...
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Melbourne
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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There are lots of green spaces in cities in the UK due to the history of green spaces and Victorian parks .In terms of London it will become the worlds first National Park City in 2019.

London National Park City

It's official: London will become the world's first National Park City - Time Out

47 per cent of London is green space: Is it time for our capital to become a national park? - The Independent

Many other UK Cities equal or even exceed London in terms of green space such as Edinburgh.

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Old 02-14-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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Idk if someone posted this link before

Treepedia :: MIT Senseable City Lab

The green view index. It's interesting. But the area covered changes a lot... But overall, It seems to be a good start
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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There are lots of green spaces in cities in the UK due to the history of green spaces and Victorian parks .In terms of London it will become the worlds first National Park City in 2019.

London National Park City

It's official: London will become the world's first National Park City - Time Out

47 per cent of London is green space: Is it time for our capital to become a national park? - The Independent

Many other UK Cities equal or even exceed London in terms of green space such as Edinburgh.
London isn't specially green, and doesn't feel small at all.

You breathe much more than in dense latin cities,-central- Paris ahead, London isn't really dense for Euro standards, but compare to Canadian cities for example, I think it's even unfair to put them in the same sentence.

You can't be Amsterdam and New York at the same time...
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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London isn't specially green, and doesn't feel small at all.

You breathe much more than in dense latin cities,-central- Paris ahead, London isn't really dense for Euro standards, but compare to Canadian cities for example, I think it's even unfair to put them in the same sentence.

You can't be Amsterdam and New York at the same time...
London has lots of small areas often with a small village feel to them, it was ofte said that London was a collection of villages and that was how the city developed.

How to find the village feel in London - Bridges and Balloons

Places in London that make you feel like youre in a village

London 'greenest city' in Europe - Edie.net


As for not being especially green the city is one of the greenest cities in the world with over 3,000 public parks, the numerous vast Royal Parks, heaths, commons, marshes and a city renowned for it's garden squares.

Anyne who claims London is not a green city clearly doesn't know the city that well.

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The city covers more than 1,500 square kilometres, an area about the size of Surrey or South Yorkshire. More than 13,000 species, including humans, inhabit 3,000 parks, 30,000 allotments, three million gardens and two National Nature Reserves. Overall, 47 per cent of London is green space, and 60 per cent is classified as open space.

47 per cent of London is green space: Is it time for our capital to become a national park? - The Independent
Parts of Central London are quite dense however they are broken up by city squares and magnificent parks, whilst most areas have large expenses of protected land such as Hampstead Heath, Clapham Common, Primrose Hill, Tooting Common, Blackheath Common, Hackney Marshes, Barnes Common, Cousldon Common, Mitcham Common, Harrow Weald Common, Kenley Commom, Streatham Common, Stamore Little Commons, Wandsworth Common, Ruislip Woods and Poor's Field, Wanstead Flats, Ealing Common, Wormwood Scrubs etc etc etc. Many of these commons, heaths, marshes parks are vast in size, and contain all kinds of wildlife,

London's vast Kew Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's Royal Parks including the vast Richmond Park is home to wild deer and has been a hunting ground since Henry VIII, there are Pelican's at St James's Park and you can find flamingos, parakeets and an array of other unusual animals, whilst London is home to numerous nature reserves.

The Royal Parks: Home

Kew Gardens

London Wildlife Trust

WWT London - Nature reserve

Reservoir site opens doors to public as Europes largest urban wetlands

The delta on London's doorstep: a walk around the Thames estuary - Guardian

Find a nature reserve | London Wildlife Trust

London plans to become a National Park City for good reason.

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Old 02-15-2018, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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The Tidal Thames is also home to a number of marine mammals, including harbour seals, grey seals, harbour porpoises and occasionally, bottlenose dolphins

Thames Marine Mammal Conservation | Zoological Society of London

Edinburgh is another city with lots of green space, however it all depends on what definition of a major city you are using.

The best parks and green spaces in Edinburgh | The List



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Old 02-15-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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London has lots of small areas often with a small village feel to them, it was ofte said that London was a collection of villages and that was how the city developed.

How to find the village feel in London - Bridges and Balloons

Places in London that make you feel like youre in a village

London 'greenest city' in Europe - Edie.net


As for not being especially green the city is one of the greenest cities in the world with over 3,000 public parks, the numerous vast Royal Parks, heaths, commons, marshes and a city renowned for it's garden squares.

Anyne who claims London is not a green city clearly doesn't know the city that well.



Parts of Central London are quite dense however they are broken up by city squares and magnificent parks, whilst most areas have large expenses of protected land such as Hampstead Heath, Clapham Common, Primrose Hill, Tooting Common, Blackheath Common, Hackney Marshes, Barnes Common, Cousldon Common, Mitcham Common, Harrow Weald Common, Kenley Commom, Streatham Common, Stamore Little Commons, Wandsworth Common, Ruislip Woods and Poor's Field, Wanstead Flats, Ealing Common, Wormwood Scrubs etc etc etc. Many of these commons, heaths, marshes parks are vast in size, and contain all kinds of wildlife,

London's vast Kew Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's Royal Parks including the vast Richmond Park is home to wild deer and has been a hunting ground since Henry VIII, there are Pelican's at St James's Park and you can find flamingos, parakeets and an array of other unusual animals, whilst London is home to numerous nature reserves.

The Royal Parks: Home

Kew Gardens

London Wildlife Trust

WWT London - Nature reserve

Reservoir site opens doors to public as Europes largest urban wetlands

The delta on London's doorstep: a walk around the Thames estuary - Guardian

Find a nature reserve | London Wildlife Trust

London plans to become a National Park City for good reason.
Did you check the green index and its methodology / meaning?
It's not about green-lympics battle of surface, it's about the 'green-feeling- when you are hanging in the city, not only parks. Because the green feeling is what makes cities' feel small, village like'. At least an important factor. I think it's a better indicator for op rather than the surface of forests or parks.

I went to London - the center of inner London-. It's nowhere near the village effect of the core of Amsterdam. You can ofc have this effect in some places or in the near suburbs. But that's the same for many cities.
Ofc when you leave the core you have places such as the Epping forest, Richmond Park... But that's not the feeling in the city. Meudon forest does not give to Paris a green feeling. Nor the Saint Germain forest. I often go in summer or autumn in Fontainebleau forest for the day with a picnic (50min by car), that has the size of inner London (250km2). It does not make inner Paris greener at all.

That's why this little index isn't that retarded, it is quite accurate.

For the national park in a city... imo it's just a marketing idea.
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