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Megapolitan America.

By: Nelson, Arthur.
Contributor(s): Lang, Robert | Carbonell, Armondo.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : Routledge, 2013Copyright date: ©2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (313 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351178938.Subject(s): Cities and towns-United States | Metropolitan areas-United States | Regional planning-United States | United States-Economic conditions | United States-Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Megapolitan AmericaDDC classification: 307.76409730905 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 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 -- 1 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 -- 2 Megapolitan Covergence: Soft-Nosed Planning and the New Regional Governance -- 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 -- 3 Defining What Is Megapolitan -- Metropolitan Evolution -- The Metroplex Model -- Urban Realms -- The New Metropolitan Form -- Metropolitan and Megapolitan Commuting -- Methods -- 4 The Rural-Megapolitan Continuum -- The Rural-Urban Continuum -- Urban Influence Codes -- Rural-Megapolitan Continuum -- Summary Observations -- 5 Megapolitan Areas as America's New Economic Core -- Major Economic Differences Between Megapolitan and Nonmegapolitan Areas -- Basic Economic Sector Dependency -- Nonbasic Economic Sector Dependency -- Socioeconomic Dichotomies -- Housing Stress -- Low Education -- Low Employment -- Persistent Poverty -- Summary Observations -- 6 Megapolitan Attractiveness -- Megapolitan Natural Amenity Attractiveness -- Megapolitan Knowledge Class Attractiveness -- Summary Observations.
7 Key Population Trends -- Population -- Density -- Ethnicity -- Aging -- Changing Dependency -- Observations -- 8 Megapolitan Development -- Residential Development -- Growth-Related Housing Needs -- Replacement Housing -- Total Housing Needs -- Nonresidential Development -- Industrial Development -- Commercial and Institutional Employment -- Megapolitan America and the Nation's Gross Regional Product -- Summary Observations -- 9 Transportation Planning and the Megapolitans -- The Megapolitan Interstates -- High-Speed and Regional Rail -- Air Travel and the Megapolitans -- Assault on the Future -- 10 Implications of Megapolitan America for Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Land -- Water -- Air -- Concluding Observations -- 11 Cascadia Megapolitan Cluster -- Key Demographic Trends -- Housing Trends -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 12 Sierra Pacific Megapolitan Area -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 13 Southwest Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 14 Mountain Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 15 Texas Triangle Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends.
Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 16 Twin Cities Megapolitan Area -- Major Demographic Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 17 Great Lakes Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 18 Florida Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 19 Piedmont Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 20 Megalopolis Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- Epilogue: The Megapolitan Century -- The Doomsters -- The Politics and Unpredictability of Growth -- How Will the United States Stack Up? -- Who Will Be White? -- Where Will Americans Live? -- 2100 and Beyond -- Appendix: From Urban to Metropolitan -- Urban Areas -- Metropolitan Areas -- Evolution of the Metropolitan Area Concept.
Reasons for the Major Overhaul of Definitions for 2000 -- Changes since the 2000 Census -- Notes -- References and Selected Bibliography -- Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 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 -- 1 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 -- 2 Megapolitan Covergence: Soft-Nosed Planning and the New Regional Governance -- 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 -- 3 Defining What Is Megapolitan -- Metropolitan Evolution -- The Metroplex Model -- Urban Realms -- The New Metropolitan Form -- Metropolitan and Megapolitan Commuting -- Methods -- 4 The Rural-Megapolitan Continuum -- The Rural-Urban Continuum -- Urban Influence Codes -- Rural-Megapolitan Continuum -- Summary Observations -- 5 Megapolitan Areas as America's New Economic Core -- Major Economic Differences Between Megapolitan and Nonmegapolitan Areas -- Basic Economic Sector Dependency -- Nonbasic Economic Sector Dependency -- Socioeconomic Dichotomies -- Housing Stress -- Low Education -- Low Employment -- Persistent Poverty -- Summary Observations -- 6 Megapolitan Attractiveness -- Megapolitan Natural Amenity Attractiveness -- Megapolitan Knowledge Class Attractiveness -- Summary Observations.

7 Key Population Trends -- Population -- Density -- Ethnicity -- Aging -- Changing Dependency -- Observations -- 8 Megapolitan Development -- Residential Development -- Growth-Related Housing Needs -- Replacement Housing -- Total Housing Needs -- Nonresidential Development -- Industrial Development -- Commercial and Institutional Employment -- Megapolitan America and the Nation's Gross Regional Product -- Summary Observations -- 9 Transportation Planning and the Megapolitans -- The Megapolitan Interstates -- High-Speed and Regional Rail -- Air Travel and the Megapolitans -- Assault on the Future -- 10 Implications of Megapolitan America for Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Land -- Water -- Air -- Concluding Observations -- 11 Cascadia Megapolitan Cluster -- Key Demographic Trends -- Housing Trends -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 12 Sierra Pacific Megapolitan Area -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 13 Southwest Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 14 Mountain Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 15 Texas Triangle Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends.

Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 16 Twin Cities Megapolitan Area -- Major Demographic Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 17 Great Lakes Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 18 Florida Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 19 Piedmont Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- 20 Megalopolis Megapolitan Cluster -- Major Demographic and Housing Trends -- Housing Development -- Major Employment and Nonresidential Development Trends -- Economic Dependency -- Attractiveness to the Knowledge Class -- Land, Water, and Air Resources -- Challenges -- Epilogue: The Megapolitan Century -- The Doomsters -- The Politics and Unpredictability of Growth -- How Will the United States Stack Up? -- Who Will Be White? -- Where Will Americans Live? -- 2100 and Beyond -- Appendix: From Urban to Metropolitan -- Urban Areas -- Metropolitan Areas -- Evolution of the Metropolitan Area Concept.

Reasons for the Major Overhaul of Definitions for 2000 -- Changes since the 2000 Census -- Notes -- References and Selected Bibliography -- Index.

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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

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