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View Poll Results: What is the most important megalopolis in the world?
Great Lakes (Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Pittsburgh) 4 12.50%
Northeast Corridor (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC) 21 65.63%
Blue Banana (London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dublin, Zurich) 3 9.38%
Pearl River Delta (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen) 0 0%
Bohai Economic Rim (Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao) 1 3.13%
Yangtze River Delta (Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou) 0 0%
Tokaido Belt (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya) 1 3.13%
Other (list below) 2 6.25%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Distance from Montreal to Chicago is 746 miles. Distance from London to Zurich 483 miles. They aren't part of one "megalopolis" there are vast swades of nothing-ness and countryside between them!
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Plus Montreal is hardly considered as a Great Lakes city. Even Toronto to Chicago is way too far, the similar distance as Toronto to New York.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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I live in Washington, D.C. and travel often to New York City and Philadelphia. I've been to Boston twice. This region is definitely very happening and my favorite in the U.S. The political and financial capitals are both here. What more is there to say? Oh yeah, the academic and historical capitals are here as well.

Having said that, I like the Great Lakes region too, a lot. In fact, it is my 2nd favorite - and it's great that it's not far from the northeast (Pittsburgh is actually considered both a northeast and Great lakes region city, although it's really Appalachian).

These are 2 powerhouse regions in the U.S. that pack a strong one-two punch.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Modern interlinked ground transportation corridors, such as rail and highway, often aid in the development of megalopolises - a clustered network of cities with an aggregate population of 10M or more - and when using these commuter passageways to travel throughout the megalopolis it is informally called megaloping.

Great Lakes region, Great Lakes Megalopolis, Midwest U.S. includes these cities

Akron, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Des Moines, Detroit, Duluth, Green Bay, Grand Rapids, Hamilton, Indianapolis, Kansas City, London, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Montreal, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Quad Cities, Rochester, Rochester, St. Louis, Saint Paul, Toledo, Toronto, and Windsor*

*Note: Several of these city, region, areas are interlinked by the Great Lakes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalo....5B1.5D.5B8.5D
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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The east and west coasts each have two Alpha Cities. Chicago is the only alpha in the Midwest.



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I live in Washington, D.C. and travel often to New York City and Philadelphia. I've been to Boston twice. This region is definitely very happening and my favorite in the U.S. The political and financial capitals are both here. What more is there to say? Oh yeah, the academic and historical capitals are here as well.

Having said that, I like the Great Lakes region too, a lot. In fact, it is my 2nd favorite - and it's great that it's not far from the northeast (Pittsburgh is actually considered both a northeast and Great lakes region city, although it's really Appalachian).

These are 2 powerhouse regions in the U.S. that pack a strong one-two punch.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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The east and west coasts each have two Alpha Cities. Chicago is the only alpha in the Midwest.
Toronto as well, for the Great Lakes region. Actually, Boston and Philadelphia are alpha minus too, if you count those for the northeast.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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I saw something the other day on a Toronto newscast where they talked about Toronto being ranked as a Beta City.

'Beta city' Toronto ranks second in annual list of cities | Toronto
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