Sunday, June 29, 2014

Built environment

I'm not as convinced by megalopolises. They don't even have to be on a common landmass; if you go wide enough, the Blue Banana contains Manchester and Amsterdam. Exhibit B appears when you realise what 'East Coast' denotes; you may have to refine your search to find an entry on this banal sounding stretch but when you do, you realise they mean our East Coast (and you don't get Europe when you search for 'Green Banana' or 'New Banana')

Anyone whose driven the couple of thousand kilometres covered by this designation will start to think that megalopolis must have a very loose definition. It covers Melbourne-Geelong up to Sydney-Newcastle and on to South East Queensland (SEQ) which links the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with the capital Brisbane. SEQ has been coined the 200 km city or 'Noosangatta' (Noosa-Coolangatta)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stan Lee

I got my photo taken with Stan Lee

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mrs Megalopolis

So we've dissected and bisected the single cities and teeming surrounds. We finish at the megalopolis - a clustered network of cities.

Greater Cairo
The Gauteng City Region
The region in Morocco including El Jadida-Casablanca-Rabat-Sale-Kenitra 

Pearl River Delta
Yangtze River Delta  
Bohai Economic Rim 
Central Plain
The central Liaoning city cluster  
Northeastern cities or the Harbin-Changchun Area
Sichuan Basin
Greater Wuhan Megalopolis
Greater Changsha Metropolitan Region

Taiheiyo Belt

Seoul National Capital Area
Southeast Economic Belt

West Bengal-Parnas-Kolkata-Murshidabad
Indo-Gangetic-Brahmaputra Plain Megalopolis
S. India

Greater Tehran

Western Java
Central Luzon
Central Thai
Central Java
East Java
Mekong Delta
Red River Delta

"Blue Banana" (also known as Hot Banana, Dorsal, European Megalopolis or European Backbone)
"Golden Banana" (also known as European Sunbelt or BarceLyon)
"Green Banana" (also known as Central Banana,Young Banana, New Banana, North Poland-Centrope-Adriatic or Vistula-Danube Economic River)
Quebec City - Windsor Corridor

Greater Mexico City

Arizona Sun Corridor
Front Range
Gulf Coast
Great Lakes
Northern California
Piedmont Atlantic
Southern California
Texas Triangle

East Coast

Lima-Callou Megalopolis
Rio-Sao Paulo Megalopolis
Expanded metropolitan complex of Sao Paulo