Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness

Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness

by Catherine Ross
     
 

Recently a great deal of attention has been focused on the emergence of the European Union and on European spatial planning, which has boosted the region’s competitiveness. Megaregions applies these emerging concepts in an American context. It addresses critical questions for our future: What are the spatial implications of local, regional,

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Overview

Recently a great deal of attention has been focused on the emergence of the European Union and on European spatial planning, which has boosted the region’s competitiveness. Megaregions applies these emerging concepts in an American context. It addresses critical questions for our future: What are the spatial implications of local, regional, national, and global trends within the context of sustainability, economic competitiveness, and social equity? How
can we address housing, transportation, and infrastructure needs in growing megaregions? How can we develop and implement the policy changes necessary to make viable, livable megaregions?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597265850
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/26/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Table of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
 
PART I. Spatial Planning and Defining the Megaregion
Chapter 1. Scale Matters
Chapter 2. The Megalopolis, The Blue Banana, and Global Economic Integration Zones in European Planning Thought
Chapter 3. Spatial Planning in Asia
Chapter 4. Identifying Megaregions in the United States
 
PART II. Planning and Designing for Livable Megaregions
Chapter 5. Megaregions or Megasprawls?
Chapter 6. Megapolitan America
Chapter 7. The Imperative of Growth, The Rhetoric of Sustainability
Chapter 8. Mobility in the Megaregion
Chapter 9. Investing in Megaregion Transportation Systems
Chapter 10. Social Equity and the Challenge of Distressed Places
 
PART III. Spatial Planning for a Future America
Chapter 11. Novel Spatial Formats
Chapter 12. Governing American Metropolitan Areas
Chapter 13. The Megaregion and the Future of American Planning
 
Index

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