Megaregions : globalization's new urban form? / edited by John Harrison Department of Geography, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, Loughborough University, UK Michael Hoyler Department of Geography, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. - xi, 270 pages ; illustrations, map : 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Megaregions : foundations, frailties, futures / John Harrison and Michael Hoyler -- Megaurban regions : epistemology, discourse patterns, big urban business / Markus Hesse -- Megaregions and the urban question : the new strategic terrain for US urban competitiveness / David Wachsmuth -- Beyond globalization : a historical urban development approach to understanding megaregions / Alex Schafran -- Five reasons why megaregional planning works against sustainability / Stephen M. Wheeler -- Conflicting spaces of governance in the imagined Great Lakes megaregion / Michael R. Glass -- Brave new 'megaregional worlds'? Reflections from a North European perspective / Luckas Smas and Peter Schmitt -- Globalization and the megaregion : investigating the evolution of the Pearl River Delta in a historical perspective / Xu Zhang -- Towards a megaregional future : analysing progress, assessing priorities in the US megaregion project / Billy Fleming -- Megaregions reconsidered : urban futures and the future of the urban / John Harrison and Michael Hoyler.

By critically assessing the opportunities and challenges posed by planning and governing at the megaregional scale, this book examines the latest conceptualizations of trans-metropolitan landscapes. In doing so, it seeks to uncover whether megaregions are a meaningful new spatial framework for the analysis of cities in globalization. Situated within the broader contours of global urban analysis, the book draws together a range of thought-provoking contributions from scholars engaged in the study of trans-metropolitan regions. It thereby provides multiple paths of access for those wishing to familiarize themselves with this topical area of global urban studies.

9781788114042 (paperback) 9781782547891 (hbk.) 1782547894


Regional planning.
City planning--Forecasting.
Globalization--Economic aspects.

HT391 / .M3966 2015

307.12 HAR / 012987
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