9781642830439-1642830437-Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale

Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale

ISBN-13: 9781642830439
ISBN-10: 1642830437
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barnett, Jonathan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Island Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781642830439
ISBN-10: 1642830437
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Barnett, Jonathan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Island Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages

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Acknowledged authors Barnett, Jonathan wrote Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale comprising 184 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1642830437 and 9781642830439. Since then Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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