megalopolis


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megalopolis

A densely populated urban area that sprawls across two or more large, independent cities. The photo is a nighttime satellite image showing population concentrations in megalopolis areas in the United States.

Examples include the Bos-Wash megalopolis from Boston to Washington,D.C., with an estimated population in excess of 41 million people; Chi-Pitts from Chicago to Pittsburgh; and San- San from San Francisco to San Diego. The largest megalopolis in the world is the 1,200-mile Taiheiyo Belt in Japan.

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Palafox put the megalopolis proposal in context by citing the strategic position of the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific region.
Among these are such figures as Henri Ciriani and Fumihiko Maki; Ciriani for his concept of a catalytic form urban intervention to which he gave the name la piece urbaine and Maki not only for his concept form first developed with Ohtaka, but also for the way in which he has been able, in his recent practice, to use large roofs as a device for creating identifiable urban place-forms within the unending chaos of the megalopolis.
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Such newly compressed forms were more in keeping with Hadid's professed goal of reversing the disintegration of the late-20th-century city into a sprawling megalopolis.
Contract notice: Dypp-904 258 supply of limestone in unit iii of megalopolis a and unit iv of megalopolis b.
Contract notice: Dypp-904 256 supply limestone unit iii of ses megalopolis a and unit iv of ses megalopolis b.