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View Poll Results: Best 'secondary' cities in the world?
Ottawa 1 6.25%
Melbourne 2 12.50%
Johannesburg 0 0%
Perth 1 6.25%
Abu Dhabi 0 0%
Milan 0 0%
Marseille 1 6.25%
Seattle 2 12.50%
Atlanta 3 18.75%
Phoenix 0 0%
Frankfurt 1 6.25%
Liverpool 1 6.25%
Sochi 0 0%
Vancouver 4 25.00%
Venice 0 0%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Forget large cities in the likes of Paris, Tokyo, London, NYC, etc...

What are the best cities in the world that are more 'small-scaled' and usually overlooked or underrated?

EDIT: Yes, the poll was kinda random and I realised that I forgot South America. You can bring up other cities if you wish (not included in the poll).

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Random list. Why is Phoenix included? That suburban wasteland of strip malls.

I'd say Montevideo.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Vancouver, Seattle and Melbourne, the 3 that jump out.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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In what way are these cities smaller?
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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I think if you wanted to bring out a poll,you probably should've made the population size of the options more similar.Melbourne,Atlanta,Seattle etc are HUGE compare to their European counterparts like Venice or Marseille.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Finland
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This poll makes no sense. None of these cities are small, and what do you mean with small-scale or overlooked? For example Milan is Italy's primary city, while Venice is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, but maybe Italy's 10th or 20th city.

Phoenix, Sochi, Perth???? What?

Stupid thread.

The world's best secondary city is of course mine, Turku.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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Vancouver and Boston (left out for unknown reasons).
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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This poll makes no sense. None of these cities are small, and what do you mean with small-scale or overlooked? For example Milan is Italy's primary city, while Venice is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, but maybe Italy's 10th or 20th city.

Phoenix, Sochi, Perth???? What?

Stupid thread.

The world's best secondary city is of course mine, Turku.
They're not literally small cities. Hence the reason why I used quotation marks on 'small'. Let me clarify, I meant they're 'small' compared to the largest city in their country or at least the "big three" (Tokyo, London, Paris). I think I made that clear. Secondary city, tertiary city...both are welcomed - I didn't have time to be specific. About "overlooked", again, I wasn't too specific here - People could list other cities in the world that are overlooked or underrated (Liverpool and Abu Dhabi are in the shadow of London and Dubai, respectively)...

*Sochi is to Moscow (largest city in the country)
*Perth and Melbourne are to Sydney (as above)
*Vancouver to Toronto
*Milan and Venice are actually 'secondary' to Rome (the largest city in Italy)
*With Phoenix, well at least that's a 'small' city compared to NYC, and since America has a lot of major cities that one sprung into my mind alongside with Atlanta (as I said, you can add cities not included in the poll - I cannot add every secondary/tertiary city in the world )...
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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When I think of a smaller, secondary city that punches way above its weight, it's Geneva that springs to mind immediately.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Finland
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They're not literally small cities. Hence the reason why I used quotation marks on 'small'. Let me clarify, I meant they're 'small' compared to the largest city in their country or at least the "big three" (Tokyo, London, Paris). I think I made that clear. Secondary city, tertiary city...both are welcomed - I didn't have time to be specific. About "overlooked", again, I wasn't too specific here - People could list other cities in the world that are overlooked or underrated (Liverpool and Abu Dhabi are in the shadow of London and Dubai, respectively)...

*Sochi is to Moscow (largest city in the country)
*Perth and Melbourne are to Sydney (as above)
*Vancouver to Toronto
*Milan and Venice are actually 'secondary' to Rome (the largest city in Italy)
*With Phoenix, well at least that's a 'small' city compared to NYC, and since America has a lot of major cities that one sprung into my mind alongside with Atlanta (as I said, you can add cities not included in the poll - I cannot add every secondary/tertiary city in the world )...
Milan Metropolitan area is the largest in Italy (5.8m vs 3.8m in Rome) and definitely creates more GDP than Rome! Venice is hardly overlooked by anyone, it's world famous! Sochi is Russia's 52nd largest city!

Where's Barcelona? St. Petersburg? Hamburg? Katowice? Porto? Manchester? Gothenburg? Rotterdam? Rio de Janeiro?

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