Regions & MegaRegions: Resource page

last updated June 26, 2007

see also syllabus for UP523: Regional Planning

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University Of Michigan

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June 26, 2007

Regional Agencies



Research on Regions/MegaRegions

America 2050 (Regional Plan Association) • America 2050 Prospectusresource feed

Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development (Georgia Tech)

Megacity Taskforce of the International Geographic Union


Selected Readings

Aldana, Jose Manuel Gomez Vazquez. 1998. Regionalization: The Right Approach to Prevent Negative Impacts of Mega-Cities. Ekistics 65 (388-390):36.
Bontje, Marco. 2004. Sustainable New Economic Centres in European Metropolitan Regions: A Stakeholders' Perspective. European Planning Studies 12 (5):703.
Daniels, P. W. 2002. Globalization and Urban Change: Capital, Culture, and Pacific Rim Mega-Projects. Regional Studies 36 (9):1101.
Douglass, Mike. 2000. Mega-Urban Regions and World City Formation: Globalisation, the Economic Crisis and Urban Policy Issues in Pacific Asia. Urban Studies 37 (12):2315.
Dowall, David E. 1998. The Mega-Urban Regions of Southeast Asia. Urban Studies 35 (4):787.
John, P., A. Tickell, and S. Musson. 2005. Governing the Mega-Region: Governance and Networks across London and the South East of England. New Political Economy 10 (1):91-106.
Lang, Robert E. and Dawn Dhavale.  2005. Beyond Megalopolis: Exploring America’s New “Megapolitan” Geography. (Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech, Census Report 05:01, July).
Laquian, Aprodicio A. 1997. Why Priority to Mega-Cities? Ekistics 64 (385-387):168.
Laquian, Aprodicio A. 2005. Beyond Metropolis : The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions. Washington, D.C.
Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Johns Hopkins University Press.
McNeill, Donald, and Mark Tewdwr-Jones. 2003. Architecture, Banal Nationalism and Re-Territorialization. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 27 (3):738.
Peirce, Neal. 2006. Stunning New Prescription for America's Great Lakes Megaregion. Nation's Cities Weekly 29 (45):2.
Regional Plan Association, “America 2050: A Prospectus,” New York: September 2006.
Scott, Allen, ed. 2001. Global City-Regions: Trends Theory, Prospects. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.Skeldon, Ronald. 1997. The Mega-Urban Regions of Southeast Asia. Canadian Geographer 41 (4):440.
Tibbetts, John H. 2002-3. The Freeway City. Coastal Heritage (a quarterly publication of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium) 17 (3):3-12.
Wu, Liangyong. 1997. Sustainability of Mega-City Regions in China: The Future of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Ekistics 64 (385-387):182.
Wu, Liangyong. 1997. The Need for the Study of Mega-Cities and Mega-City Regions in Asia. Ekistics 64 (385-387):166.
Yaro, Robert D. and Armando Carbonell. 2004.  Toward an American Spatial Development Perspective. Policy Roundtable Report. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Regional Plan Association
Yarwood, John R. 2006. The Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor : Ireland's Mega-City Region? Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Reinventing Megalopolis: The Northeast MegaRegion (University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Spring 2005).



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