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Old 05-03-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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New York, almost any city in Europe or Asia. Lots of areas of Boston, Chicago, Philly, etc. San Fran is certainly dense though. It helps that it's such a small area. If you take only 49 of the 237 square miles of Chicago along the north side of the city you're going to have density around 25,000 per square mile.

Manhattan is half the size of Chicago and much denser than NYC as a whole. It's amazing though how many people Asian cities and cram into a square mile.


New York:



Tokyo:



Chicago residential (kcgridlock)



Other Chicago stuff I had from flickr:




Chicago60614 Loved the sunset shot over Chicago!
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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I love that satellite photo and how you can also see the density of the East Bay across the bridge. One of my favorite views is the one below, of the Oakland skyline with "The City" in the background....

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...on/BayArea.jpg

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Old 05-03-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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That is a great shot. Whered you find it?

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I love that satellite photo and how you can also see the density of the East Bay across the bridge. One of my favorite views is the one below, of the Oakland skyline with "The City" in the background....
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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Density=SF's last ditch effort when they try to convince you they are in the big leagues. Okay it's dense, but its small, has a low population, the weather is not great for being a coastal city, and it's expensive.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Actually, the contiguous urban Bay Area is comparable to Chicagoland in terms of population (7.5 million vs 9 million). Oakland, Berkeley, Daly City etc are urban and basically connect right to SF.

If political boundaries were drawn differently SF could easily have a population of 2 million and still be quite dense.

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Density=SF's last ditch effort when they try to convince you they are in the big leagues. Okay it's dense, but its small, has a low population, the weather is not great for being a coastal city, and it's expensive.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I couldn't do that in the Tri-State NYC area.
It's now the Quad-State NYC area. Thank you.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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Actually, the contiguous urban Bay Area is comparable to Chicagoland in terms of population (7.5 million vs 9 million). Oakland, Berkeley, Daly City etc are urban and basically connect right to SF.

If political boundaries were drawn differently SF could easily have a population of 2 million and still be quite dense.

Oakland isn't dense at all. Save the tiny downtown and Lake Merrit area. Berkley isn't really dense either. Tons of old single story homes. Don't get me wrong, it's still relatively (for california) urban. If you expanded Sf's boundries it would actually be less dense. I'd suggest doing some research.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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He didnt say it would be more dense. I agree that you could easily combine SF, Oakland, Berkeley, and Daly City and it would still be a dense city. Oakland, Berkeley, and DC remind me of some of the less dense areas of Chicago (but not the least dense industrial areas in the south)
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Oakland isn't dense at all. Save the tiny downtown and Lake Merrit area. Berkley isn't really dense either. Tons of old single story homes. Don't get me wrong, it's still relatively (for california) urban. If you expanded Sf's boundries it would actually be less dense. I'd suggest doing some research.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Here are some numbers:

Daly City: 13,703 people per sq. mile

Berkeley density: 9823 people per sq mile

Oakland density: 7126 people per sq mile

Not to mention, SF's density (and these other cities) has increased greatly since the 2000 census.



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Oakland isn't dense at all. Save the tiny downtown and Lake Merrit area. Berkley isn't really dense either. Tons of old single story homes. Don't get me wrong, it's still relatively (for california) urban. If you expanded Sf's boundries it would actually be less dense. I'd suggest doing some research.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's now the Quad-State NYC area. Thank you.
Boo!
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