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The Future of Cities in the Age of Megapolitans : 

The Future of Cities in the Age of Megapolitans CEOs for Cities Meeting Chicago, IL – May 12, 2006 Robert Lang, Professor and Director Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech

What’s in This Talk?: 

What’s in This Talk? Review of Megapolitan Area Geography An Analysis of Virginia Tech’s Five Urban Complex Types Evolving Metropolitan Form and Urban Realm Theory Close Up Look at the Arizona’s Sun Corridor’s Ten Urban Realms Policy Implications for Regions and Cities

The US is Not Like Europe?: 

The US is Not Like Europe? “The United States is not Europe or Japan. Passenger rail cannot compete with air travel in most markets in the United States. The country is simply too large; our population centers are too distant…You do not ride Amtrak from New York City to Los Angeles…or Denver…or probably even Chicago. Not when you can make the trip by air in hours, rather than days, and in most cases at a lower price.” Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary

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Arizona Republic March 2006 Megas In the News

The Reality is That They Have Already Statistically Merged: 

The Reality is That They Have Already Statistically Merged

Megapolitans in The News USA Today July 2005: 

Megapolitans in The News USA Today July 2005

Megapolitans in The News Business 2.0 November 2005: 

Megapolitans in The News Business 2.0 November 2005

Business 2.0 November 2005 Megapolitan Area Centerfold: 

Business 2.0 November 2005 Megapolitan Area Centerfold

Original 2005 Megapolitan Geography: 

Original 2005 Megapolitan Geography

Virginia Tech’s Megapolitans 2.0 at a Glance: 

Virginia Tech’s Megapolitans 2.0 at a Glance

Megapolitan Area Population and Growth Rates: 

Megapolitan Area Population and Growth Rates

James Pickard’s 1970 “Urban Regions” Map: 

James Pickard’s 1970 “Urban Regions” Map

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Pickard’s 2000 PopulationEstimates

Pickard’s 1970 Urban Region Criteria: 

Pickard’s 1970 Urban Region Criteria At least 1 Million People Live in an Urban Region Urban Region’s Maintained Three Times the Population Density of the 1970 US Average Density The Units are Minor Civil Divisions, Which Allows for Sub-County Analysis

Megapolitan Models: 

Megapolitan Models Original 2005 Megapolitan Model Identifies Contiguous Metro and Micropolitan Areas that are Linked By Business Connectivity, Transportation, and Environment New 2006 Model Works on a Modified Version on Census Methods that Track Commuting. It is Very Close to the Census’s Combined Statistical Area Criteria. The Model Supplements the 2005 Geography

Possible Census “Combined Statistical Areas” by 2010: 

Possible Census “Combined Statistical Areas” by 2010 Phoenix-Tucson Los Angeles-San Diego San Francisco-Sacramento Washington-Baltimore-Richmond Tampa-Orlando New Orleans-Baton Rouge San Antonio-Austin Chicago-Milwaukee

2006 Metropolitan Hierarchy: 

2006 Metropolitan Hierarchy

Evolving 20th Century Metropolitan Form: 

Evolving 20th Century Metropolitan Form

21st Century Corridor Megapolitan Form: 

21st Century Corridor Megapolitan Form

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ArizonaSun Corridor

Arizona Sun Corridor’s Types of Urban Realms: 

Arizona Sun Corridor’s Types of Urban Realms

Arizona’s Sun Corridor’s Two Main Sections: 

Arizona’s Sun Corridor’s Two Main Sections Phoenix’s Six Urban Realms Central Valley, East Valley, West Valley, Northeast Valley, Northwest Valley, and Mid Corridor Tucson’s Four Urban Realms Tucson Valley, Foothills, Santa Cruz Valley, and San Pedro Valley

Arizona Sun Corridor’s Biggest Cities in Urban Realms: 

Arizona Sun Corridor’s Biggest Cities in Urban Realms

General Megapolitan Policy Implications: 

General Megapolitan Policy Implications The Megapolitan Interstate Network is Designed for Inter not Intra-Metropolitan Trips Megapolitan-Level Policies for Transportation, Environmental Pres. and Economic Development Plan for Urban Realms—Each Realm Needs Some Measure of Autonomy But Realms also Need More Effective Integration and Coordination Megapolitans Areas are the New “Citistates”

Specific Urban Realm Policy Implications: 

Specific Urban Realm Policy Implications Core Realms Infill and Redevelopment of Principal Cities Favored Quarter Realms Job/Housing Balance and Affordable Housing Maturing Suburbs Realms Create Mixed-Use Centers in Principal Cities Emerging Exurban Realms Open Space Preservation and Clustered Dev.

Future Megapolitan Area Research Projects, 2006-2007: 

Future Megapolitan Area Research Projects, 2006-2007 Lang and Knox—Linking Megapolitan Areas to the New Metropolis for Regional Studies Lang and Nelson—Lincoln Fellowship to Look at “Corridor Megapolitan Areas” Lang and Nelson—Megapolitan Book, Includes Projection Data—Including all Housing Types to 2040. Lang and Hall—The Sun Corridor Report

New From the Brookings Press: 

New From the Brookings Press