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Poll results: What Three North American Cities Do You Favor the Most?

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  • Chicago

    9 33.33%
  • NYC

    13 48.15%
  • Toronto

    6 22.22%
  • Los Angeles

    0 0%
  • San Diego

    3 11.11%
  • Panama City

    0 0%
  • Mexico City

    0 0%
  • Montreal

    4 14.81%
  • Boston

    5 18.52%
  • Pittsburgh

    2 7.41%
  • San Francisco

    6 22.22%
  • Vancouver

    8 29.63%
  • Seattle

    4 14.81%
  • other (please state in your post)

    11 40.74%
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    What Three North American Cities Do You Favor the Most?

    My picks are as follows:


    1) Pittsburgh- (A Great U.S. and one of the best views in the nation)
    2) Miami- (I love its scenery, architecture, and culture)
    3) Chicago- (King of the skyscraper and a great setting against Lake Michigan)
    Last edited by NHPlanner; 26 Dec 2006 at 9:24 AM.

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    The Great Lakes Trilogy!

    1 Detroit
    2 Chicago
    3 Toronto
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    1. Vancouver
    2. Montreal
    3. Toronto

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    Of course I tilted things toward the West.

    Seattle
    San Francisco
    San Diego

    in no special order.

    But polls like this have no real meaning.

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    Chicago a close 4th

    Boston
    New York
    Toronto

    Chicago would be right up there as well.

    So woudl San Fran.

    Portland, OR also would round out a good top 6, but then maybe Montreal would have to be in there... Oh hell, I just like cities...

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    Favor for what? A place to live and work? A place to visit... and then go home?

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    Well . . . my three aren't on there. Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

    Of the choices . . . Chicago, San Diego, and Boston would probably be my top three.
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    Been to Chattanooga lately? Wow.

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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    Been to Chattanooga lately? Wow.
    I liked it and I'll tell you that this city seems to have what it needs to make the top 3in my opinion. I plan on a specific vacation to this city in the near future (next three years) Would be cool if APA went there......have they ever been there for a national conference?

    Washington DC/Arlington VA (hey, what can I say, there is a lot of history in the place and some decent architecture.....hey, wait a minute....I don't need to explain anything to you all... )
    San Francisco
    Newport Rhode Island

    Runners Up:
    Annapolis MD
    Santa Fe NM
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    I liked it and I'll tell you that this city seems to have what it needs to make the top 3in my opinion. I plan on a specific vacation to this city in the near future (next three years) Would be cool if APA went there......have they ever been there for a national conference?

    Impossible, not enough hotel rooms or meeting space. Although, the City-Built convention center and hotel are first rate. Chattanooga is a prime example where proactive government transformed the minds of its citizens and instilled great civic pride where before there was despair.

    check out www.rivercitycompany.com for more info

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    I love Chicago the most, and I really loved San Diego when I visited there a few years ago. But, these are places I like to visit, but I don't think I'd like to live there. Places I'd like to live would be Portland, OR or Madison, WI.

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    I agree on Chattanooga.
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    What about Washington?

    I guess it depends on what the context is- I'd say in terms of overall importance, NYC (finance, business, media, global culture), LA (film, music, shipping), and maybe Washington (government) or SF (technology).

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    I'd have to go with three of my favorites.

    Denver (Hometown and Favorite)
    Memphis (Second city)
    and Spokane, WA is growing on me as well. Maybe it is the hills and the trees.

    Portland was nice, but overrated. Plus I am not fond of bridges.
    Too many people in Seattle.
    Haven't been to Chicago in years, but I liked it back then.
    The Twin Cities I thought would be a great place to live as well. (Must be the winter weather).
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    I haven't been to too many on that list. But Portland shuold be on there IMO- I like Portland alot.

    I would say Vancouver, Portland and San Francisco

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    Philly
    Baltimore
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    I think that there is a lot to say for many smaller cities (Under 500,00 people)

    Grand Rapids for example has so much potential that it is sickening. Right now with over two billion worth in development within the downtown area it is unbelievable that it is not twice the size.

    I think that places like Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Toledo will make significant comebacks in the next decade or two. All three have enormous potential that is only recently being recognized by the world.
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    I think that places like Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Toledo will make significant comebacks in the next decade or two. All three have enormous potential that is only recently being recognized by the world.
    I am off work this week. The amount of empty homes I am seeing in and around Detroit is even making me me feel like giving up on this place. Its strange, Detroit proper is leading the metro in terms of new homes being built and sold, but there are other places where the homes are being just left due to not being able to get work. The worst part about this? Seeing all of the tires piling up. Where do these tires come from?
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    New York City and Wichita are in a constant never changing status as favorites and number 3 would be for ever changing or what city Iím currently researching or studying. Iím more interested with southwest and west cities in America. Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver are up there.

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    Washington
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    philly, san francisco, montreal?

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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    Impossible, not enough hotel rooms or meeting space. Although, the City-Built convention center and hotel are first rate. Chattanooga is a prime example where proactive government transformed the minds of its citizens and instilled great civic pride where before there was despair.

    check out www.rivercitycompany.com for more info
    Chattanooga's story is amazing; there's excellent passage in Gene Bunnell's book "Making Places Special" that describes the planning process that contributed to the transformation.

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