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View Poll Results: What world city is most like Atlanta
Tokyo (or another Japanese city) 4 8.00%
Seoul (or another S Korean city) 0 0%
Sydney (or another Australian city) 4 8.00%
Toronto (or another Canadian city) 11 22.00%
Mexico City (or another city in Mexico) 1 2.00%
Sao Paulo, Brazil 3 6.00%
London (or another UK city) 1 2.00%
Paris (or another city in France) 0 0%
Frankfurt, Germany 7 14.00%
Amsterdam 1 2.00%
Johannesburg, South Africa 9 18.00%
Beijing (or another city in China) 1 2.00%
Rome (or another city in Italy) 1 2.00%
Other (please mention) 12 24.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-19-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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To me, the city of Atlanta feels most similar to the suburban parts of the Northern New Jersey. Its narrow roads, hills, and 'development in a forest' seem pretty similar to the suburban part of Union County, NJ or Passaic County, NJ.


Look at the street views below and tell me they wouldn't fit right in in Atlanta.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7008...6!9m2!1b1!2i46 (Springfield, NJ- Union County)


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6858...6!9m2!1b1!2i46 (Springfield, NJ- Union County)


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7506...6!9m2!1b1!2i46 (Short Hills, NJ- Essex County)


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9261...6!9m2!1b1!2i46 (Wayne, NJ- Passaic County)


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9351...6!9m2!1b1!2i46 (Wayne, NJ- Passaic County)


I don't think Atlanta looks anything like Dallas or Houston. It looks FAR more like the suburban part (say the 3rd and 4th ring suburbs of NYC) of Northern New Jersey.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I don’t know why people keep bringing up examples from the US when the thread clearly says World cities. From the poll options, it’s definitely Johannesburg. Both sprawl. Atlanta has a better metro rail system but Joburg has commuter rail which Atlanta doesn’t have. Both Atlanta and Johannesburg has significant Black wealth. Both Atlanta and Joburg have multiple financial centers with both downtowns being neglected (Except the fact that Downtown Atlanta will be soon experience a renaissance). Both are landlocked. Both have large railroad yards in the middle of the city. Both have significant tree coverage. Both have expansive freeways. Johannesburg could easily be mistaken for a Southern US city besides the townships of course.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Originally Posted by demonta4 View Post
I donít know why people keep bringing up examples from the US when the thread clearly says World cities. From the poll options, itís definitely Johannesburg. Both sprawl. Atlanta has a better metro rail system but Joburg has commuter rail which Atlanta doesnít have. Both Atlanta and Johannesburg has significant Black wealth. Both Atlanta and Joburg have multiple financial centers with both downtowns being neglected (Except the fact that Downtown Atlanta will be soon experience a renaissance). Both are landlocked. Both have large railroad yards in the middle of the city. Both have significant tree coverage. Both have expansive freeways. Johannesburg could easily be mistaken for a Southern US city besides the townships of course.
For a non-US city, Johannesburg is indeed quite sprawled.
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