Megaregions

February 7, 2012, 5am PST
The new exhibit at Toyko's Mori Art Museum will be the first architecture showcase since the 2011 earthquake, and displays a movement central to the country's history of building and rebuilding.
The New York Times
December 31, 2011, 11am PST
Megacities are the future of our planet. Author James Canton offers several visions and strategies to begin planning for them.
Significance
Blog post
February 9, 2011, 4pm PST

To hear my mother tell it, I gave Joe Biden the idea for high-speed rail. Charitable and glowing, yes, but isn’t that what mothers are for? 

All the same, I can’t help but glow a bit anyway when I think about how far we’ve come as a country in embracing high-speed rail. 

Jeffrey Barg
September 21, 2010, 6am PDT
Columnist Neal Peirce throws his weight behind the Obama Infrastructure Bank proposal.
Citiwire
Blog post
April 24, 2010, 10am PDT

These days, I have more in common with my nephew Sam than just about anyone else. He just turned 3.

Sam is a train fanatic. Sure, he loves the children’s classics—Thomas the Tank Engine, the Polar Express—but he can also tell you about the Eurostar and the Shinkansen. His recent first ride on Amtrak was like his locomotive bar mitzvah: Today, I am a passenger.

I’ve spent all semester working on a studio project making the case for true high-speed rail in the Northeast megaregion. I picked the studio because, like Sam, I’m thrilled by trains, but an added perk is that every time I come with some new picture or factoid about the big, fast choo-choos, I move up a notch in the running for Uncle of the Year.

Jeffrey Barg
March 23, 2010, 10am PDT
A new report from the United Nations says that world cities are increasingly becoming mega-regions of developed areas, and governing these regions must become a new focus of governments.
Guardian
March 11, 2010, 6am PST
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.
re:place Magazine
February 22, 2010, 6am PST
Metropolitan officials in the Sun Corridor of Arizona are increasingly working together to form a self-organized super-region, according to this analysis.
The New Republic
December 10, 2009, 9am PST
The Urbanophile attempts to separate the hype from the usefulness of the concept of the 'megaregion', deciding in the end that it is a 'convenient abstraction for federal-level thinkers.'
The Urbanophile
October 13, 2009, 5am PDT
Richard Florida notes that there are only 40 significant mega-regions that drive the global economy, and are poised for faster recovery from the economic slowdown.
The Wall St. Journal
March 27, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>In this article, researcher Richard Florida looks at why and how the Denver area became a "megaregion" and a highly-desirable place to live.</p>
The Rocky Mountain News