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Old 12-14-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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We live in a time now where state boundaries are merely arbitrary and have less significance in the cultural divide of the U.S. The real divide is from rural/urban America and the emergence of "Mega-regions" from coast to coast. How good or bad is this for America? What regions will continue to emerge as powers or further combine as one? What will this mean for the political landscape going forward (only geographically speaking)?

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Old 12-14-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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This is a really neat read! I agree for the most part. The Urban areas are ruling over a larger swath of land than ever.
 
Old 12-14-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: The City
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Cool map of US regions based on regional commuting patterns


a whole thread on this
 
Old 12-14-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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This is a really neat read! I agree for the most part. The Urban areas are ruling over a larger swath of land than ever.

Very much so, the gravitational pull of some of these "Mega Regions" is pretty astonishing especially considering the distance some of them stretch out. Sacramento although not a part of the "Bay Area" shows clear synergy with the rest of NoCal for example.
 
Old 12-14-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Thanks, I was actually searching for a thread on this somewhere couldn't find it.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I've noticed that Baltimore was conspicuously absent from the picture. I wonder why....
 
Old 12-16-2016, 09:00 PM
 
Location: 352
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I've noticed that Baltimore was conspicuously absent from the picture. I wonder why....
Charleston was left out as well and meshed in with Savannah. Considering the fact that Charleston is twice as large, and they're 2 hours apart. Yeah...no.
 
Old 12-17-2016, 12:19 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Charleston was left out as well and meshed in with Savannah. Considering the fact that Charleston is twice as large, and they're 2 hours apart. Yeah...no.
The DC media likes to pretend Baltimore isn't there. This isn't the first time

D.C.-Area Athletes at the Olympics | NBC4 Washington

Didn't know that Baltimore, Annapolis (Baltimore) and Virginia Beach were part of the DC area.
 
Old 12-17-2016, 01:03 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Cool map.

Looks psychedellic
 
Old 12-17-2016, 01:25 AM
 
Location: 352
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The DC media likes to pretend Baltimore isn't there. This isn't the first time

D.C.-Area Athletes at the Olympics | NBC4 Washington

Didn't know that Baltimore, Annapolis (Baltimore) and Virginia Beach were part of the DC area.
Yeah, when I lived in NOVA, i couldnt even get Baltimore radio stations. Typically I've been able to pick up stations up to 2 hours away, so that was new.
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