I've heard that DC has the largest Ethiopian population of Ethiopia, and an answer to this question mentions that Staten Island has the largest Sri Lankan population outside of Sri Lanka. What are some other examples of a city/state having the largest population of a particular group outside of that group's native country/region?
Best statistical resources for comparing crime by neighborhoods? [more inside]
I love Planet Earth, Life, and other documentaries that David Attenborough is associated with -- as much for the educational value as for the beautiful cinematography and show-not-tell approach. They're works of art in and of themselves. Are there any documentaries in a similar vein that focus on cities, architecture, landmarks, and other human creations? For example, it would be incredible to explore Tokyo through the same lens!
So you survived your 20's, and part of it involved moving to a new city where you didn't know anyone. Recommended? [more inside]
(looking for somewhere to live) Where is like New York, but not as expensive? [more inside]
Which high-rises in downtown Los Angeles can you easily get to the top of (or pretty high up in)? [more inside]
Can you name me some books that are somehow about the city where they take place? [more inside]
FictionFilter: I was going to use a fictional city, but decided to opt for realism. What is the most white bread, vanilla, time-stands-still city in the United States? I'm thinking 1958 in 2012. I know that is 'literally' impossible, but as close as you can come. [more inside]
What does a city with "female energy" look like? [more inside]
What are good examples of City/Country/Place nicknames that natives never use? [more inside]
Is there any big city anywhere that has a really competent Animal Control Dept? [more inside]
If I could live anywhere in North America, where would it be? Given what I'm about to tell y'all about myself, what cities should I consider if I wanted to live somewhere else? [more inside]
Which books (fiction or non-fiction) gives a stranger the best impression of what it's genuinely like to live in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo in modern times? [more inside]
E pluribus una (urbs): Out of many cities, one. Examples of cities that at some point were two or more independent cities? [more inside]
Know of any interesting documentaries (or other sorts of videos) about cities freely available to watch online? [more inside]
Why are traffic lights in New Jersey horizontal in many cities and vertical in the suburbs? [more inside]
Where is the best city for a single male software developer to start over? (Excluding DC, which is where I am now) [more inside]
My husband and I will be leaving our current town in about a year and a half, and we’re starting to think about where we might like to go next. We have several requirements (explained inside), and I’ll probably be posting questions about this more than once! We are thinking about taking a couple of weeks to explore some cities in California this spring or summer, and I’m hoping some of you can suggest some California towns that might be a good fit for us so we can start planning the exploratory trip. [more inside]
What major cities have grids laid out on the North/South axis? Are there advantages or reasons for this? [more inside]
I'm looking for an awesome video/discussion topic that relates to street maps - something appropriate for a HS geometry course. [more inside]
I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
What is Montreal's US equivalent? [more inside]
What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
I'm looking for online resources to evaluate American cities. I have seen theatlanticcities.com, what other well-done sites are there where I can go in and put in "Bozeman" or "Amarillo" or "Augusta" and get cost-of-living, demographic and housing information, and other city facts? Extra points if there is some kind of side-by-side comparisonator.
what's it like to live in Tacoma WA? or any other nice small cities to live in? [more inside]
Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts?
Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts? [more inside]
Is there a comprehensive book of photographs of the nighttime skylines of either major US cities or major world cities?
I need things to do in Barcelona [more inside]
What US place has the best 4-season weather? Qualifications: snow in the winter but not super cold or super overcast; real springs and falls; and a warm (not usually going over 90 degrees), NON-HUMID summer.
What's a good neighborhood in Minneapolis for post-college life in the Twin Cities? [more inside]
How do I learn to love where I live? (South Austin,TX) [more inside]
I'm trying to gather a list of regional pejoratives for cities and suburbs. Like here in Oregon USA, we refer to Springfield as "Springtucky," and Clackamas as "Clackansas". In Denver they call Aurora "Saudi Aurora" or "Guadalaurora". "Spocompton" is a common epithet for Spokane, WA. [more inside]
When you state an intersection in a city that has avenues and streets (or some other system where N-S is one set and E-W is another set), is there a convention for which you name first? In other words, how should people interpret something like "9th and 11th"? If there's a convention, is it universal? Or, does it vary from city to city? [more inside]
How would one go about finding unserviced office space to rent in major uk cities?
What are some small/medium-sized cities who have gone through re-branding exercises and come out successful? [more inside]
I need a list of all American cities (incorporated places) with populations in between 80,000 and 100,000 people according to the 2000 census. Help? [more inside]
Can you recommend great fiction about cities and the urban experience? [more inside]
TwinCities Filter: Do you know a good company/person that knows how to restore leather couches in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
Are there any other good concert listings sites for major metro areas like http://stevelist.com/list provides for the bay area? [more inside]
What are some fun, small and lesser known cities in Europe? [more inside]
Where oh where should I live? Help me find my dream city. [more inside]
There's a website where I can plug in an address and find out where I can get to in any direction in a city in X minutes using transit. I have lost the link, where is it?
Is it possible to get to know a place fairly well, without actually visiting it? [more inside]
Thanks to this post, I've learned I really love Kodachrome. I also love photos of 40s-60s American cities - the clothes, the ads, the old cars, the whole thing. Where can I find good Kodachrome prints of American cities - preferably ones I can have printed myself and/or reasonably buy?
[XmasGiftFilter] So I'm looking for gifts related to urban planning / urbanism in general. This is sort of an attempt to use Metafilter as a "people who liked x also liked y" function, since it's full of people who like this particular x. [more inside]
Can you suggest a book or article that discusses the rise of America's leading metropolitan areas? [more inside]
I am moving to Minneapolis from Los Angeles and the only thing I'm a bit worried about is the weather. Got some tips? [more inside]
What are some famous (or infamous) neighborhoods that no longer exist? [more inside]
Urban Infrastructure—a Thorough Introduction: Where can a layman learn more about infrastructure: the electrical grid, water supply/sanitation, transportation/distribution, waste removal, etc.? (many others listed inside) Everything I find wants to either explain it to a 12-year-old or explain it to an engineering grad-student. [more inside]
Looking for early footage of cities from the beginning of the 20th century (but as late as the 1940s)
I'm looking for early movie footage of cities, the kind where someone just set up a movie camera on a street corner and recorded people walking around. Preferably from as early in the 20th century as possible. [more inside]