12/1/2011

Policymakers should consider the interconnectedness of different geographic regions when making decisions, according to Arthur Nelson, a co-author of the book, "Megapolitan America: A New Vision for Understanding America's Metropolitan Geography." The book asserts that 200 million Americans reside in 23 "megapolitan" regions, which include groups of interdependent urban and suburban areas. "One of our aims is to have people look at things a little differently, the whole rather than the parts," said the University of Utah's Nelson.

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