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Old 06-28-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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So, Sydney doesn't have rowhouses?
'Terraces', and there's plenty around the inner areas.

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Sydney's kind of a multi-nodal city. You have a dense downtown and (relatively) dense inner areas, then you have the sprawling SFH suburbs with pockets of tighter areas in between with apartments, wall to wall buildings and good pedestrian activity.

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Old 06-28-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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In China, 5 million + cities are 3rd tier cities. 10 million + cities are 2rd tier cities, and big cities are those with 20 million + residents
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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'Terraces', and there's plenty around the inner areas.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....7i13312!8i6656

Sydney's kind of a multi-nodal city. You have a dense downtown and (relatively) dense inner areas, then you have the sprawling SFH suburbs with pockets of tighter areas in between with apartments, wall to wall buildings and good pedestrian activity.
Those are nice, similar to the compact residential neighborhoods in the U.S. east coast cities. The balconies also remind me of New Orleans.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The size of the city is as important as the population. Sydney has some 5 million people but it's such a big city in size that it feels very small and lacks virtually any density outside the city centre. Meanwhile, Vancouver if a population of 600,000 is more than 100 times smaller in size but has more density as a result and feels "bigger" considering the space alloted to it.
That's not true. It only lacks density in the far west (40km west of Sydney), from Mt. Pritchard and westwards (in this map):



The area from Sydney to Fairfield (east to west on above map, 35km apart) is rather dense. Large, high density suburbs are found there such as Parramatta, Bankstown, Auburn, Lidcombe, Strathfield, etc. The abundant of coiled streets tell you that they have high density.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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For me if it takes 30 minutes to enter and leave your city it isn't that big. If I can see Downtown clear as day from a rural area, it isn't big. Exceptions are mountainous cities of course. To me (out of the cities I've been to)
NYC, Houston, Dallas, Lagos, Paris, London, Istanbul, Miami all feel big. (missing a few)
Birmingham, Montpelier, Geneva, Austin, San Antonio, Port Harcourt, Abuja, New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando all felt small to medium sized. (Missing a few)
Ankara felt on the border just because of its proliferation of apartments throughout the city.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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Mexico City is huge! Tokio, NY and Sao Paulo too.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Agreed, in Europe, because of density, even 1-2 million cities seem quite big...also because it generally doesn't take long to get from 1 big city to another.

In the US, only NYC, Chicago & LA are big cities, everywhere else, even with 5-7 million in the metro, do not feel "big". To me, even LA and Chicago do not feel big- spread out.

In Japan & China, there are many 3rd tier cities that are actually 5+million, so the true "big cities" have more than 20 million metro.
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