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Old 02-16-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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Atlanta is clearly larger, in terms of an expanse of a developed environment.


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Help! The Bay Area is being attached by a yellow blob!!

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Both are to scale. The Atlanta area has been placed over the SF Bay area. You can clearly see that the Atlanta area has at least twice as much urbanized area as the Bay area.
Urbanized? More like suburbanized...

 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Atlanta's core of DT and Midtown probably have quite a few streets that can compare. But IMO what makes Atlanta not feel as large is the very low density residential neighborhoods that are right next to DT and Midtown, and that the majority of residents live at a low density. Those characteristics don't make Atlanta any less of a 'city' or 'metro area' than Boston or SF, it just makes Atlanta seem relatively small in comparison.
Really How many streets in Atlanta have 2 floors of Reatail streaching through an entire neigborhood, like Newberry?
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Help! The Bay Area is being attached by a yellow blob!!



Urbanized? More like suburbanized...
Don't you know that suburban is a component of urban?

In reality, there is only urban and rural. The term suburban was coined long after urban vs. rural to refer to lower-density urbanized areas that surround a primary city.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Both are to scale. The Atlanta area has been placed over the SF Bay area. You can clearly see that the Atlanta area has at least twice as much urbanized area as the Bay area.
This doesnt change the fact that when you put them side by side, the Bay Area is still clearly more spread out over a considerably wider distance.

The same to-scale maps you used:
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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This doesnt change the fact that when you put them side by side, the Bay Area is still clearly more spread out over a considerably wider distance.

The same to-scale maps you used:
Those little satellite cities are not contiguous to the bulk of the SF Bay area. You can't include them. By the way, when you overlay them, it's readily apparent that SF Bay is much smaller.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Those little satellite cities are not contiguous to the bulk of the SF Bay area. You can't include them. By the way, when you overlay them, it's readily apparent that SF Bay is much smaller.
Yet the Bay Area is more populous!
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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What is being argued?
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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What is being argued?
What feels larger a Dense but more compact city like San Fran, or a more spralled less Dense core like Atlanta.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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What is being argued?
Good question. This thread has gone off topic and has turned into another San Fran vs. Atlanta thread. Since there is already another thread with the same topic (and some of the same graphics used by posters in this thread) this thread is now closed.
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