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.
March 11, 2010, 6am PST | Tim Halbur
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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."

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Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in re:place Magazine
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