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Author Nelson, Arthur C

Title Megapolitan America : a new vision for understanding America's metropolitan geography / Arthur C. Nelson and Robert E. Lang

Publ Info Chicago, Ill. : APA Planners Press, 2011
London : Taylor & Francis [distributor]
 RWU Main Library  HT334.U5 N36 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxxiv, 278 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-261) and index
Contents Foreword / Armando Carbonell -- Prologue: from cities to megapolitans -- The new kid in town: megapolitan areas and clusters -- From Megalopolis to Megapolitan -- The Evolving Megapolitan Idea -- Progression of Thought -- Organization of Megapolitan America -- From Cities to Megaregions. City and Metropolitan Form -- Concentric Ring or Monocentric City and Metropolitan Form -- Sector City and Metropolitan Form -- Multinuclear or Polycentric City and Metropolitan Form -- The Extended Metropolis -- Megaregions and National Regions -- Summary -- Observations -- Megapolitan Convergence. Soft-Nosed, Self-Organized Planning -- The New Metropolitan Governance: Tied to Federal Formula -- The Business of Megapolitans: Cooperating on Economic Development --The Megapolitan Footprint: Managing Land and Water -- The State and the Megapolitan: Conflict and Convergence -- Endnote -- Defining What is Megapolitan. Metropolitan Evolution -- The Metroplex Model -- Urban Realms -- The New Metropolitan Form -- Metropolitan and Megapolitan Commuting -- Methods
Note "In popular imagination, America is the land of wide open spaces. But in reality, much of it is more densely populated than Europe. Two-thirds of the U.S. population lives on less than 20 percent of the privately owned land, clustered in 20-some megapolitan areas -- networks of metropolitan centers fused by common economic, physical, social, and cultural traits. Megapolitan America draws on detailed data to map out the dramatic -- and surprisingly positive -- shifts ahead. Backed by hard numbers, Nelson and Lang argue for long-range planning that sheds outdated images and stokes the nation's economic engines. This is required reading for everyone who cares about America's future."--Publisher's website
LC subject Metropolitan areas -- United States
Cities and towns -- United States
Regional planning -- United States
United States -- Economic conditions
United States -- Social conditions
Add Author Lang, Robert, 1959-
American Planning Association
ISBN 9781932364972