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Old 11-02-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Among these five, which one is the most urban in feeling? Which one is the least urban in feel?

For criteria factor density and transit and things that determine what makes a place more urban than another.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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I can't honestly say which. Tokyo is the only one of those cities I haven't been to. All 3 are as urban as it gets.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I have been to none of these cities, but I feel like even though it seems pretty urban, Paris would be the most obvious for last place.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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1) HK
2) NYC
3) Tokyo
4) London
5) Paris
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Pretty much in reverse order of how you posted them.

1) HK
2) Tokyo
3) NYC
4) Paris
5) London
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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1) Hong Kong
2) Tokyo
3) NYC
4) London
5) Paris
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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1) Hong Kong
2) Tokyo
3) NYC
4) London
5) Paris
Agreed/ End thread
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Are we using city boundaries or metro areas? New York City, the actual city, is very dense, but the metro area includes vast swathes of low-density suburban housing. London's city boundaries, however, cover pretty much everything - London's metro area is only a bit bigger than the actual population, and suburban housing in the UK is a lot more dense than in the US.

Likewise, the 'City of Paris' has a population of less than 3 million, but many more in its urban area - around 10 million, and 12 million in the metro area.

Comparisons like this can be extremely difficult and unfair.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Among these five, which one is the most urban in feeling? Which one is the least urban in feel?

For criteria factor density and transit and things that determine what makes a place more urban than another.
Tokyo and Hong Kong are more of a modern type feel, been to Hong Kong, all the buildings look the same but it is very crowded, everyone looks the same, every car looks the same, every building looks the same, even the food look the same. In London and Paris it has beautiful architecture yet its not as big as the others. NYC is its own category it has a weird gritty, crusty, smelly, active feel to it, that people seem to like. Tokyo is the most urban.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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Some interesting slides on three of the cities mentioned.


Credit to World city living and working densities are poles apart | Articles | LSE Cities


Source: http://lsecities.net/media/objects/articles/world-city-living-and-working-densities-are-poles-apart/en-gb/?siteid=ec201
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