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Old 09-30-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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Future megacities developed in usa which city will become a megacity in 2050

chi-town
h-town
dallas
miami
a-town
dc
philly
jacksonville
boston

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Old 09-30-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Future megacities developed in usa which city will become a megacity in 2050

chi-town
h-town
dallas
miami
a-town
dc
philly
jacksonville
boston

Chicago.. Already "Huge" in Mega-City Category.. Cant grow outword, so therefore build higher..
Houston.. Oh hell yea its growing.. Expected to pass chicago..
Dallas.. Growing at a reasonable pace, like houston.
Miami.. Building Taller, wont add much to its population.. Mega Metro category.
Atlanta.. Expected to pass Miami, growing at a huge pace, not too much space however.
Washington DC.. Mega Metro, City wont grow much.
Philidelphia.. losing people, Mega metro losing faith, might add population to neighboring communities.
Jacksonville.. wont see big time growth, but will become large.
Boston.. no comment.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Philly and NYC will eventually merge to form one of the world's largest (if not the world's largest) mega city. NJ will just get stuck in the middle like a piece of bologna book-ended by two pieces of provolone.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Future megacities developed in usa which city will become a megacity in 2050

chi-town
h-town
dallas
miami
a-town
dc
philly
jacksonville
boston
I'd say chi-town and DC. CSA for Chicago currently is over 9 mill and over 8 mill for DC. Considering the pace of growth in the DC/Baltimore metro area, I think the DC CSA will overtake Chicago in 20 years. If Dallas continues to grow at its current pace, in 50 years it would surpass DC and Chicago. But my guess is that that kind of growth can't be sustained that long.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Philly and NYC will eventually merge to form one of the world's largest (if not the world's largest) mega city. NJ will just get stuck in the middle like a piece of bologna book-ended by two pieces of provolone.
More like pork roll!
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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More like pork roll!
Can Scranton be the poppyseed roll?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Scranton can be that little paper cup of cole slaw on the side that nobody really touches and just ends up getting thrown away with the napkins and crumbs.

Jk!

I could see a NYC-Phila. CSA coming in the next couple of decades. From Staten Island to Northeast Philadelphia is maybe 60 miles. Probably closer to 90 from Lower Manhattan to Center City. Central NJ is already a strange place commuting-wise. People in Mercer County commuting north toward NNJ/NYC, while many people farther north in Middlesex County passing in the opposite direction, commuting south toward Philadelphia. My aunt lives in Mercer County. She commutes north to NNJ, while her husband works in Center City Philadelphia. Iggles fans and Giants fans all living on the same block in an uneasy peace. Looking at Central Jersey, you can see how a combined area would make sense, but looking at the outer extremities (Connecticut and NE Maryland), you'd think it's crazy to group 'em together.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Washington DC.. Mega Metro, City wont grow much.

City won't see much growth? It stoped lossing population after the 2000 census. The Metro will get huge, the Baltimore/Washington metro
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Chicago and Milwaukee are already joined in urban development near the lake.

The 7 counties that are to the North of Chicago and to the South of Milwaukee have gained almost 500,000 people since 1990.

That along with the Rockford metro which is growing to the east to meet the Chicago metro growing to the northwest. As it is you can stand in the northern sections of the Chicago metro area and only be 25 miles from downtown Milwaukee (not counting the city of Milwaukee and all the southern burbs that are already very built up)

So 10,000,000 for Chicago's CSA + 1,700,000 for Milwaukee + 475,000 for Rockford.

That would be a region of around 12,175,000; which for the most part is already "filled in" except for 20 miles between Chicago and Rockford

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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City won't see much growth? It stoped lossing population after the 2000 census. The Metro will get huge, the Baltimore/Washington metro
I agree. The whole BalWash area is growing like mad. I can see one gigantic megalopolis stretching from Richmond all the way to Balto, maybe even up to the Delaware line. In fact, there's not a whole lot of open space left between Balto and Philly. I can see the entire eastern seaboard between Richmond and Boston becoming one huge string of big cities forming one of the world's largest, if not THE largest megalopolis. There are already probably 45 million people living there, and I believe it will only continue to grow together.
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