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1st Edition

Megapolitan America

ISBN 9780367330194
Published October 18, 2019 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

With an expected population of 400 million by 2040, America is morphing into an economic system composed of twenty-three 'megapolitan' areas that will dominate the nation’s economy by midcentury. These 'megapolitan' areas are networks of metropolitan areas sharing common economic, landscape, social, and cultural characteristics.

Table of Contents

1. From Cities to Megaregions  2. Megapolitan Convergence  3. Defining What is Megapolitan  4. The Rural-Megapolitan Continuum  5. Megapolitan Areas as America’s New Economic Core  6. Megapolitan Attractiveness  7. Key Population Trends  8. Megapolitan Cluster and Megapolitan Development  9. Transportation Planning and the Megapolitans  10. Implications of Megapolitan Clusters and Megapolitan Areas for Land, Air, and Water Resources  11. Cascadia Megapolitan Cluster  12. Sierra Pacific Megapolitan Area  13. Southwest Megaregion  14. Mountain Megapolitan Cluster  15. Texas Triangle Megapolitan Cluster  16. Twin Cities Megapolitan Area  17. Great Lakes Megapolitan Cluster  18. Florida Megapolitan Cluster  19. Piedmont Megapolitan Cluster  20. Megalopolis Megapolitan Cluster  21. The Megapolitan Century and U.S. Demographic Change to 2100

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Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP, is Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, where he is also director of the Metropolitan Research Center.

Robert E. Lang is the director of Brookings Mountain West and a professor of sociology at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas; he is also a nonresident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.