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Mega Regions

Mega Regions

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Published by Mark Druskoff
The Federal Highway Administration commissioned a 103 page survey of research related to mega regions, megapolitan areas, and related topics.

Includes descriptions and analysis of key North American mega regions.
The Federal Highway Administration commissioned a 103 page survey of research related to mega regions, megapolitan areas, and related topics.

Includes descriptions and analysis of key North American mega regions.

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Published by: Mark Druskoff on Apr 24, 2009
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 Megaregions:
 
Literature Review of the Implications forU.S. Infrastructure Investment and Transportation Planning
For
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONFederal Highway AdministrationDr. Catherine L. Ross, Principal InvestigatorCENTER FOR QUALITY GROWTH AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTat the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYSeptember 2008
 
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Megaregions:Literature Review of the Implicationsfor Infrastructure Investment and Transportation PlanningProject Title: Megaregions and Transportation Planning(FHWA-BAA-HEPP-02-2007)Deliverable 1b:
a report comprised of case studies that summarize the application of large-scaleregionalism in the U.S. and abroad and the existing literature on megaregions
Submitted to:U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway AdministrationOffice of Planning, HEPP-201200 New Jersey Avenue, SEWashington, DC 20590Point of Contact: Supin Yoder
Submitted by:Georgia Tech Research Corporation
(A Non-profit, State Controlled Institution of Higher Education)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Catherine L. Ross
(catherine.ross@coa.gatech.edu)
Co-PIs:
Jason Barringer, Jiawen Yang
 Researchers:
Myungje Woo, Jessica Doyle, Harry West, with Adjo Amekudzi and Michael MeyerGeorgia Institute of TechnologyCollege of ArchitectureCenter for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD)760 Spring Street, Suite 213Atlanta, GA 30332-0790Phone: (404) 385-5133, FAX: (404) 385-5127
 
 
FHWA-BAA-HEPP-02-2007
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Megaregions:
Literature Review of the Implications forU.S. Infrastructure Investment and Transportation Planning 
Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1SECTION I. OVERVIEW 9
A. Research Background 9B. Report Organization 10
SECTION II.FOUNDATIONS AND DELINEATION APPROACHES 11
A. Examining the Literature 111. Regionalism 112. Globalization 123. Global Climate Change 134. Economic Geography 175. Spatial Planning 176. Governance 187. Informing a Megaregional Framework 19B. Megaregions & Infrastructure 211. Freight Movement and Megaregions 22a) Transportation modes of freight movements 23b) Domestic commodity flows 25c) Commodity flows from and to overseas countries 26d) Conclusions and implications on megaregions 272. National Highway Systems (NHS) 28a) The structure of NHS 28b) NHS high-priority corridors 29c) Highway systems and megaregions 293. High-speed Railway (HSR) Systems 31a) History of railway system in the United States 31
About the Center for QualityGrowth and RegionalDevelopment
The Center for Quality Growthand Regional Development(CQGRD) is an appliedresearch center of theGeorgia Institute of Technology. The Center servescommunities by producing,disseminating, and helping toimplement new ideas and technologies that improve the theory and practice of qualitygrowth.For more information visitwww.cqgrd.gatech.edu.
 

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