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- DescriptionMegalopolis was the name given to a Peloponnesian city that was founded around 371- 368 BCE. Though planned on a grand scale, the city failed to realize the dreams of the founders, and it declined by the late Roman period. In 1957, the rewned geographer Jean Gottman applied the term in his description of the densely populated area of the rtheastern United States that includes the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. Liquid City is the first book to examine the social, ecomic, and demographic changes that have taken place in Megalopolis over the past fifty years. Nearly one in six Americans live in the modern Megalopolis, making it one of the largest city regions in the world. John Rennie Short juxtaposes Gottman's work with his own examination, providing a comprehensive assessment of the region's evolution. Particularly important are his use of 2000 Census data and his discussions of sources of identity, unity, and fragmentation in Megalopolis. Emphasizing the fluid, variable character of Megalopolis, this clear and accessible book focuses on five aspects of change: population redistribution from cities to suburbs; ecomic restructuring; immigration; patterns of racial/ethnic segregation; and the processes of globalization that have made one of the world's most influential ecomies.
- Author BiographyJohn Rennie Short is professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he specializes in urban issues and globalization. His books include Alabaster Cities, Urban Theory, Globalization and the City, and Global Metropolitan.
- Author(s)John Rennie Short
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication26/06/2007
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintResources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
- Content Note25 maps, 47 tables
- Weight340 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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