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View Poll Results: The first Hyperopolis on Earth (100 million people)
Taiheiyo Belt, Japan 7 28.00%
Bos-Wash, USA 1 4.00%
Pearl River Delta, China 3 12.00%
Yangtze River Delta, China 5 20.00%
Bohai Rim, China 0 0%
Mumbai, India 6 24.00%
Indo-Gangetic Plain, India 2 8.00%
Java-Jakarta, Indonesia 0 0%
Blue Banana, Europe 1 4.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-28-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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Default The first hyperopolis (metro of 100 million) - where will it be?

If a megalopolis is a metro area of 10 million or more then I offer up the term hyperopolis for a metro/mega area with a population of 100 million people or more (for lack of a better word I can think of).

There are fast growing gigantic urban areas that seem to be heading in that direction. This is for one place that will be considered a metro by some governmental definition but have grown together so much that it is one continuous urban area Here are some potential places:
  • Teiheiyo Belt, Japan
  • Bos-Wash, USA
  • Pearl River Delta, China
  • Yellow River Delta, China
  • Bohai Rim, China
  • Mumbai, India
  • Indo-Gangetic Plain, India
  • Java-Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Blue Banana, Europe
When do you think it will occur? Has it already happened? Any other places that you can think of and have some evidence to back it up with?
A decent reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis_(city_type)
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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The concept is so insane, that this can only happen in a tiny but populous country, like Japan and UK, and only once it runs out of space. Personal teleportation may also be a requirement
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Another World Traveler
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That's a no brainer. Since you ask for the FIRST HYPEROPOLIS , it has to be in China or India.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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India. China has subreplacement birthrates, so I don't think it'll be them. India is small with a growing, young population. Indo-Gangetic plain.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Well Bangladesh has a population of 150 million and a density of 1,000 people per sq km, which is more than a lot of metro areas in the world, so it could be a hyperopolis
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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Hopefully nowhere.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Centre of Europe
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The Blue Banana already has 110 Mio...but it's a joke because it isn't only one urban area. There is a lot of green there....
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Wherever it is, I'll be avoiding it like the plague.

The blue banana is one of the densest regions in the world, but it's not entirely built up. I recently read somewhere that only 12% of the UK is actually built on, so clearly there's lots of fields and parks..
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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India. China has subreplacement birthrates, so I don't think it'll be them. India is small with a growing, young population. Indo-Gangetic plain.
I think it'll be India, too, but I'll add that there's a lag time after you have average subreplacement rate as prior to that you had a birthrate that constantly added to the population. There's also expanded medical abilities/facilities in China and growing urbanization that might drive a region like the Pearl River Delta into the 100 million.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Lagos, Nigeria
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