Understanding Mega-Cities

A new book explores the disconnect between how a "mega-city" region is portrayed through statistics, demographics, etc., and how it is perceived by the public.

Rebecca Esau reviews The Image and the Region: Making Mega City Regions Visible! edited by Alain Thierstein and Agnes Forster.

Esau writes, "The problem: Mega-city regions have yet to be well understood. They are rarely mapped or analyzed, they lack a name and image, and we have yet to develop a sensual and cognitive awareness for them. This lack of understanding has prevented the establishment of a system of management and government of these urban bodies, leaving their full potential unknown and unharnessed."

Full Story: The Image and the Region: Making Mega City Regions Visible!

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