In Designing the Megaregion, planning and urban design expert Jonathan Barnett takes a fresh look at designing megaregions.
Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: Island Press
As the US population grows—potentially adding more than 110 million people by 2050—cities and their suburbs will continue expanding, eventually meeting the suburbs of neighboring cities and forming continuous urban megaregions. There are now at least a dozen megaregions in the US, such as the one extending from Richmond, Virginia, to Portland, Maine, and the megaregion that runs from Santa Barbara through Los Angeles and San Diego, down to the Mexican border. In Designing the Megaregion, planning and urban design expert Jonathan Barnett takes a fresh look at designing megaregions. Barnett argues that planning megaregions requires ecological literacy and a renewed commitment to social equity in order to address the increasing pressure this growth puts on natural, built, and human resources. If current trends continue, new construction in megaregions will put additional stress on natural resources, make highway gridlock and airline delays much worse, and cause each region to become more separate and unequal. Barnett offers an incremental approach to designing at the megaregional scale that will help prepare for future economic and population growth. Designing the Megaregion explains how we can, and should, redesign megaregional growth using mostly private investment, without having to wait for large-scale, government initiatives and trying to create whole new governmental structures. Barnett explains practical initiatives for adapting development in response to a changing climate, improving transportation systems, and redirecting the forces that make megaregions very unequal places. There is an urgent need to begin designing megaregions, and Barnett offers a hopeful way forward using systems that are already in place.
This work captures the key methods which made stakeholder outreach successful along with lessons learned that can be applied to future projects undertaken by other megaregions.
Author: Morgan Avera
This project builds off the work of TxDOT’s Texas Connected Freight Corridors (TCFC) project with a goal of distilling lessons learned. TCFC is an effort to pilot safety and congestion management connected vehicle (CV) technologies in the field via collaboration between public agencies and private companies in the Texas Triangle Megaregion. TCFC was designed to be geographically broad because these roadways are key corridors for freight movement which experience a high volume of traffic. The project includes vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications which will be enabled using various communication tools. The TCFC project provides a unique opportunity to follow the planning of a CV project which will help to enhance freight mobility within a megaregion. This work captures the key methods which made stakeholder outreach successful along with lessons learned that can be applied to future projects undertaken by other megaregions.
The New World Order designed and developed each Megaregion to best utilize
individual skill sets. Once assigned to a Megaregion, one will reside in that
specific Megaregion as a useful member of the megaregion until such a time as
one is ...
Author: DC Vesser
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
This book attacks a poison that for so very long we have called political correctness. Political correctness (PC) is the act of avoiding expression or language that can perceptively be construed as marginalizing by specific minorities or demographic groups. It is often difficult to argue against PC, because supporters of PC are likely to claim that contrary to using PC, one would instead use expressions or language that offends, which is oft what I wind up doing. This response is a false conflation of permitting and condoning, but the fallaciousness usually doesn’t deter those who want to win the argument. It’s easy to accuse someone of simply seeking justification to use epithets in order to put him on the defensive and into the unenviable position of having to assert that he’s not a racist. It’s also dirty and hateful to do so, and that’s how such responses should be considered. We also review Agenda 21, Document 7277, the Illuminati, the Club of Rome, and the Committee of 300 in brevity. We discuss the New World Order and speculate about megaregions and their locations both in the United States and abroad. We take a very long train ride from the most southern tip of South America all the way to New Zealand, and we discuss possibilities for a likely location for the capital of the world (that may surprise you). We even speculate about a location right here in the United States for a habitat for useless eaters. We discuss how close we have come in our society to achieve all the goals of the New World Order. I really hope you enjoy the read.
The community-detection algorithm used to delineate the megaregions in the first
place is designed to optimize the ... One way of measuring the degree to which
each megaregion actually encloses a functionally whole system of commuter ...
Author: Danielle Labbé
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Exploring the importance of megacities and megacity-regions as one of the defining features of the 21st century, this Handbook provides a clear and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debates from leading scholars in the field. Highlighting major current challenges and dimensions of megaurbanization, chapters form a thematic focus on governance, planning, history, and environmental and social issues, supported by case studies from every continent.
Beijing in the Jing-Jin-Ji Megaregion With the announcement of long-term plans
for the Xiongan New Area in 2017, the ... The jury is still out, though, as to
whether its design and governance can stimulate major economic growth in
Author: Qian Guo
This comprehensive volume examines contemporary life and history in Beijing, covering topics such as culture, politics, economics, crime, security, the environment, and more. While it is not China's most populated city, Beijing serves an important role as the political and cultural capital of the country. This volume examines Beijing's long history, contemporary society, and current challenges the city faces as we move further into the 21st century. Geared toward high school readers, undergraduates, and general readers interested in learning about Beijing, this volume consists of 12 narrative chapters focused on geography, history, and culture. Coverage includes location, people, history, politics, economy, environment and sustainability, local crime and violence, security issues, natural hazards and emergency management, culture and lifestyle, popular culture, and the future. "Life in the City" sidebars feature interviews and memories transcribed by people who are from, lived in, or traveled through Beijing, while sidebars offer cultural fun facts and travel tips. This volume is the perfect read for anyone looking to get a better idea of what life is like in Beijing and how its culture has arrived at this point. Provides readers with a unique assessment of Beijing's development by emphasizing the effects of the natural environment on the city Examines the problems, challenges, and potential of Beijing A Chronology provides a succinct, at-a-glance timeline of events in the city's history "Life in the City" inset boxes help readers to gain a better understanding of what life is like in the city, told from the viewpoint of city inhabitants and visitors Sidebars help to reveal fun facts about the city, such as interesting laws and cultural taboos Photos help to illustrate the text and depict important sites, people, and cultural traditions found in the city Narrative chapters make this volume both accessible and engaging, ideal for students as well as general readers
... HSR network serving the Great Lakes-Midwest Megaregion, with Chicago as a
hub and links to other cities including Minneapolis/St. Paul, ... States, the HSR
program in China is designed to meet more pressing needs and is therefore
markedly more rapid in its deployment. ... The overall project aims to complete
18,000 km of HSR by the year 2020, with an anticipated total investment of $300
Author: Francis Vanek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Engineer and implement sustainable transportation solutions Featuring in-depth coverage of passenger and freight transportation, this comprehensive resource discusses contemporary transportation systems and options for improving their sustainability. The book addresses vehicle and infrastructure design, economics, environmental concerns, energy security, and alternative energy sources and platforms. Worked-out examples, case studies, illustrations, equations, and end-of-chapter problems are also included in this practical guide. Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering covers: Background on energy security and climate change Systems analysis tools and techniques Individual choices and transportation demand Transportation systems and vehicle design Physical design of transportation infrastructure Congestion mitigation in urban passenger transportation Role of intelligent transportation systems Public transportation and multimodal solutions Personal mobility and accessibility Intercity passenger transportation Freight transportation function and current trends Freight modal and supply chain management approaches Spatial and geographic aspects of freight transportation Alternative fuels and platforms Electricity and hydrogen as alternative fuels Bioenergy resources and systems Transportation security and planning for extreme weather events PRAISE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: "This book addresses one of the great challenges of the 21st century--how to transform our resource-intensive passenger and freight transportation system into a set of low-carbon, economically efficient, and socially equitable set of services." -- Dan Sperling, Professor and Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, author of Two Billion Cars: Driving toward Sustainability "...provides a rich tool kit for students of sustainable transportation, embracing a systems approach. The authors aptly blend engineering, economics, and environmental impact analysis approaches." -- Susan Shaheen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley