Classic Map Revisited: The Growth of Megalopolis
Version of Record online: 12 APR 2006
The Professional Geographer
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 155–160, May 2006
How to Cite
Morrill, R. (2006), Classic Map Revisited: The Growth of Megalopolis. The Professional Geographer, 58: 155–160. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9272.2006.00522.x
- Issue online: 12 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 12 APR 2006
- Initial submission, December 2003; revised submission, August 2004; final acceptance, March 2005.
Browning's classic 1974 map of Megalopolis, covering the growth of Megalopolis from 1950 to 1970, is updated through 2000. The color map depicts the extent and expansion of Megalopolis for three time periods, 1950–1970, 1970–1990, and 1990–2000. Discussion relates the growth of Megalopolis to social and economic forces influencing urbanization in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century.