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This report was superseded in October, 2011.

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Section I. Overview
    1. Research Background
    2. Report Organization
  3. Section II. Foundations and Methods of Delineation
    1. Examining the Literature
      1. Regionalism
      2. Globalization
      3. Global Climate Change
      4. Economic Geography
      5. Spatial Planning
      6. Governance
      7. Informing a Megaregional Framework
    2. Megaregions & Infrastructure
      1. Freight Movement and Megaregions
      2. National Highway Systems (NHS)
      3. High-speed Railway (HSR) Systems
      4. Green Infrastructure
    3. Defining a Region
      1. Historic Delineation Methods
      2. Preliminary Delineations of Megaregions
  4. Section III. A Historical and Contemporary Perspective
    1. History of Regional Planning in the United States
      1. The Regional Plan Association
      2. The Tennessee Valley Authority
      3. The Appalachian Regional Commission
      4. National Highway Planning
      5. Metropolitan Planning Organizations
      6. Conclusions
    2. From Regions to Megaregions
      1. Impetus for Megaregions for Transportation Planning
      2. Profiles of Megaregions in the United States
      3. Profiles of Megaregional Activities Abroad
  5. Section IV. Conclusion
  6. References
  7. Tables
Updated: 5/14/2016
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