- 12 video lessons (65 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
2.The Megaregion Trend5 mins
3.What Trends Need to Change6 mins
4.Relating Development to the Natural Environment4 mins
5.Making Regulation Relate to the Environment4 mins
6.Balancing Transportation in the North East Megaregion4 mins
7.Towards Balanced Transportation in Other Megaregions8 mins
8.Why Inequality is Built into Megaregions5 mins
9.Promoting Affordable Housing Legally9 mins
10.Existing Governmental Structures to Manage Megaregions7 mins
11.Megaregions and COVID19: Has Everything Changed?3 mins
What You Will Learn
- Learn ways to use GIS, zoning, and subdivision regulations to make development more compatible with nature.
- Learn about how express passenger rail can help balance local transportation systems.
- Learn about opportunities for rezoning commercial districts, now with big vacancies from e-commerce, for apartments and townhouses; and also learn about improving development regulations to promote housing equity.
City-regions are growing together to form megaregions along the East Coast, in Florida, in Texas, in California, along corridors of development connected to Chicago, and in the Pacific Northwest. A high proportion of U.S. population and economic growth predicted by 2050 is expected to take place in these megaregions.
Current megaregion development is destabilizing the natural environment, causing gridlock on highways and congestion at airports, and creating separate and unequal cities and suburbs. But there is still time to change these trends by investing in megaregions to produce better places in both developing and older areas. This course is about how to leverage a megaregional approach for improved planning and development outcomes. The textbook which can be used as a supplement to this course is "Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale," by Jonathan Barnett, Island Press, 2020.
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Learn these skills
- Environmental Planning
- Land Use
- Pedestrian Planning
- Urban Design
- Zoning Codes