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Old 08-29-2018, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I see it going like this:
1. New York City
2. Mexico City
3. Toronto
4. Los Angeles
5. Houston
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Addison, TX
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Are we focus on metro areas or just the city proper?
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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By city proper:

1. Mexico City
2. New York City
3. Los Angeles
4. Toronto
5. Houston

These stats are almost the same today, and there is little reason they will change in less than 12 years.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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By city proper:

1. Mexico City
2. New York City
3. Los Angeles
4. Toronto
5. Houston

These stats are almost the same today, and there is little reason they will change in less than 12 years.
The X factor, however, for LA is whether it’s water supply will hold out. An really extended drought could cause a population decrease. (You might see that in Phoenix and San Diego too). If LA leaves these top five, I’d replace it with Chicago.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The X factor, however, for LA is whether it’s water supply will hold out. An really extended drought could cause a population decrease. (You might see that in Phoenix and San Diego too). If LA leaves these top five, I’d replace it with Chicago.
No, the X factor is NYC being underwater. I’d replace it with Denver.
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The X factor, however, for LA is whether it’s water supply will hold out. An really extended drought could cause a population decrease. (You might see that in Phoenix and San Diego too). If LA leaves these top five, I’d replace it with Chicago.
Apparently you’re unaware of desalinization, and recycled water. They’re already using both in San Diego. Once they can get the cost down more, coupled with the fact water is a renewable resource, I wouldn’t worry about it.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: New York City
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This is only 12 years away.... Not much will change unless a catastrophe strikes one of these cities.

A better gauge would be 2040 or 2050 assuming the general growth trends continue.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: 0.83 Atmospheres
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No, the X factor is NYC being underwater. I’d replace it with Denver.
That would take a LOT of people moving to Denver in the next 12 years. Building to accommodate that is as close to impossible as I can imagine.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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There will be no change in the next 12 years. None.
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