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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 03-09-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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There has to be at least one city in the world that looks like Atlanta.
You're answer is Charlotte, NC. First, most cities outside of the US aren't suburban is nature and second Atlanta's layout is not a model I would think most would want to replicate.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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There has to be at least one city in the world that looks like Atlanta.
Why?
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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You're answer is Charlotte, NC. First, most cities outside of the US aren't suburban is nature and second Atlanta's layout is not a model I would think most would want to replicate.
In that regard Sydney and Toronto would be most similar for non-US cities. They both have a lot of suburban sprawl. Of course their CDB's are very urban, but their suburbs are pretty spread out. Sydney especially is more car centric than rail.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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In that regard Sydney and Toronto would be most similar for non-US cities. They both have a lot of suburban sprawl. Of course their CDB's are very urban, but their suburbs are pretty spread out. Sydney especially is more car centric than rail.
How? Sydney and Toronto both have massive CBD's on a waterfront setting.... Atlanta has neither.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:06 PM
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Location: Near Luxembourg
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How? Sydney and Toronto both have massive CBD's on a waterfront setting.... Atlanta has neither.
Indeed. But compare to Atlanta and Rome.... Toronto/Sy and Atlanta are the same
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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Indeed. But compare to Atlanta and Rome.... Toronto/Sy and Atlanta are the same
Toronto is similar to Chicago and no one would say Chicago is like Atlanta. You have to really be pulling at strings to make the comparison.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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These are neither poll options nor are they "world cities" but rather regional American ones but I am going to go with Charlotte, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee.

Atlanta and Nashville share being state capitals, the music industry, the film industry, Emory/Vanderbilt seem like similar enough schools with regard to reputation and prestige, likely climate, location, and topography as well. Charlotte and Atlanta share way too much in common to even bother attempting to list.

These are the cities on the surface of this planet that are the most similar to Atlanta. None of the poll choices, whatsoever, are anything like Atlanta in my opinion. I suspect one has bumped their head or something if they go to Atlanta and any of those poll option cities and actually think there are more than basic commonalities between them. There are not.
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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In that regard Sydney and Toronto would be most similar for non-US cities. They both have a lot of suburban sprawl. Of course their CDB's are very urban, but their suburbs are pretty spread out. Sydney especially is more car centric than rail.
To put it in perspective if sydney was in the US it would have the second busiest public transport network in the country after New York. About 2 million trips on train and busses and fairies are taken each day.

Sydney is also more a collection of cities than anything. It has places like Bankstown which is 20km from the centre. Its home to 350, 000 people at an average of 3200 per square km. (8100 per square mile). Which makes it slightly denser than Seattle.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Indeed. But compare to Atlanta and Rome.... Toronto/Sy and Atlanta are the same
This is a very 'European' comment. Something similar would be to say that Stockholm and Madrid are the same.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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How? Sydney and Toronto both have massive CBD's on a waterfront setting.... Atlanta has neither.
Toronto's CBD is probably substantially larger than either Atlanta or Sydney (though Sydney's is larger than Atlanta). Its suburban sprawl is more dense as well and is more highrise in nature. Metro Toronto does have sprawl no doubt, but it also has a lot of higher density highrise clusters that are pretty prevalent. In turn - Sydney is more vertical and dense than Atlanta.
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