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Old 11-02-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Interesting to see San Diego being its own "Mega region", while Sac Doesn't qualify.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Reno apparently isn't as isolated as it feels, at least not heading west. The active commuting nodes of NorCal are pretty close.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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Of particular note to me was the size of the Detroit Mega region. I think the Detroit region is undermined by current MSA methodology/percentages as it relates to how Detroit hollowed out from the center of its mass....which impacted commutes to the core. It's really a heavily populated area/region, but if you just look at MSA numbers its not even a top 10 metro area, yet, there are about 10 million people in a 100 mile radius of Detroit (including Canada). Not too many areas or "regions" can boast that.


My problem with the map is that regions don't just begin and end like that. There is much overlap and so the colors should blend together to show influences from different regions. For example, SW Michigan should be purple, as that area is heavily influenced by Chicago, as well as Detroit....but of course, politically its in the same state as Detroit.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Interesting to see San Diego being its own "Mega region", while Sac Doesn't qualify.
San Diego definitely should have it’s own region. Camp Pendleton along the 5, and the topography along the 15 near the county line ensures our separation from Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Not to mention (and thankfully) the NIMBY attitude that’s so strong here.

As for Sacramento not having their own is it’ll get swallowed up one day like the IE and OC to LA.
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Great map! Pretty cool to see.

Couple observations--

Where's Orlando? There's a big void in north and northeast Florida where Orlando should be and/or Jacksonville.

Cincinnati not labeled, nor is Austin. Both should be on there.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:50 PM
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Location: Miami
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Commuter map right? people commute from Tallahassee all the way to Birmingham?
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Great map! Pretty cool to see.

Couple observations--

Where's Orlando? There's a big void in north and northeast Florida where Orlando should be and/or Jacksonville.

Cincinnati not labeled, nor is Austin. Both should be on there.
Reading the article, the authors suggest that people should not try to name the regions by the cities in them. I’m thinking they list cities for the purpous of geographic reference, but not necessarily to name the region by the city listed.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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As for Sacramento not having their own is it’ll get swallowed up one day like the IE and OC to LA.
So now I guess Sacramento is part of the BahhhAreaaah. We'd rather not be though.

Silicon Valley/San Jose is SF's Orange County. The far East Bay and Stockton-Modesto is SF's Inland Empire.

Sacramento is SF's San Diego, but everything is smaller in the NorCal Mega-region, literally almost half the size/population of SoCal's Mega-region. So Sacramento has this stronger connection with the Bay Area because its closer, while being stand alone, as opposed to the connection between San Diego and LA.

Also, Sacramento is way more of a stand alone city than any of the IE cities or Orange County cities. Sacramento is the Capital too which gives it that stand alone feature as well.

We can make comparisons between NorCal and SoCal but they are never really completely apples to apples, very close, but not exact. For example, one of the reasons people insist that Sac is not part of the Bay Area is summer day high temps, while its 90 in Sac, its only 60 in SF, and only 70 in Oakland. SoCal's major cities do not have have these extremes(not counting Palm Springs). However, Sac's summer morning/nighttime temps are very cool, right on par with the major Bay Area cities. Having said that, Sacramento weather is near identical to Bay Area weather 10 months out of the year similar to how all of SoCal's major cities having the same weather all year long.

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Old 11-02-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Reno apparently isn't as isolated as it feels, at least not heading west. The active commuting nodes of NorCal are pretty close.
Reno still feels pretty disconnected from the Bay and Sac. Being in another state contributes with that disconnect.

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