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Old 03-31-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I would never in a million years live in a city like that.
*shrug* that's the same population density as manhattan. i'd rather live in that level of density than sub-1000/km2 suburban sprawl.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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It's interesting to see how dense the us metro's are not. New York City is completely dominated by cities around the world in that category. I didn't realize that so many cities around the world were that much more dense. Did New York lead the way?
Of course not. Most of these cities have been uber-dense for centuries.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Why is having 20 million people in 300 sq miles impressive??? That's horrible!
That's not horrible at all. That's 71,000 ppsm, about the same density of Manhattan. So it's basically as if Manhattan covered all of NYC (which is 308 square miles) instead of just 23 square miles. And while dense, Manhattan does not at all feel overcrowded.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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That's not horrible at all. That's 71,000 ppsm, about the same density of Manhattan. So it's basically as if Manhattan covered all of NYC (which is 308 square miles) instead of just 23 square miles. And while dense, Manhattan does not at all feel overcrowded.
Actually if an area contained 20 million people in 300 sq miles. It would be a completely different story than Manhattan. That's not even factoring in the entire metropolitan area that would feed into the city.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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*shrug* that's the same population density as manhattan. i'd rather live in that level of density than sub-1000/km2 suburban sprawl.
Fair enough, but I love my suburban living. My suburb has about 3800 people per sqaure mile. Perhaps the sub-1000 I wouldnt enjoy either.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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DC at 3600 ppsm is still 5th in density of the "American" cities after NY, LA, SF, MIA, it's ahead of Chicago and twice that of Atlanta's lol.
Denver is 3800 on that list. Didn't check every city so their could be more ahead of DC.

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Actually, New Orleans is at 3700 ppsm maing it the 5th in desnity in "American cities.
Maybe not.

Sacramento and Salt Lake City are both listed at 3800 as well.

Honolulu higher than Miami. Las Vegas tied with Miami and higher than New York.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Yeah both Denver and Phoenix do well as urban areas, compared to the bulk of American cities either way.

I've been curious about Salt Lake City recently, saw this image and it looks quite impressive: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...55832852_o.jpg
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Land of the Free
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13. Guadalajara: 4,567,000 (270/16,900)
Guadalajara not only has a high walk score, it's also got a high RUN!!! score.

Density doesn't get you much when your regional economy is based on transporting meth. This is a place with 17,000 people per square mile, and 16,900 don't have legitimate jobs. Think a GDP per capita column is sorely needed in this analysis.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Guadalajara not only has a high walk score, it's also got a high RUN!!! score.

Density doesn't get you much when your regional economy is based on transporting meth. This is a place with 17,000 people per square mile, and 16,900 don't have legitimate jobs. Think a GDP per capita column is sorely needed in this analysis.
Ummm...Guadalajara isn't anything like that. If your talking about Mexican cities overrun with cartels, look in the states of Sinaloa, Michoacan, or Tamulipas. Jalisco is nothing like it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:41 AM
 
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Actually if an area contained 20 million people in 300 sq miles. It would be a completely different story than Manhattan. That's not even factoring in the entire metropolitan area that would feed into the city.
I never said "expanding Manhattan" would be the outcome. I said that is the same density of Manhattan over a NYC sized area.

The lacking of reading comprehension around here is incredible.
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