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Rise of the Mega City

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"For the first time in human history, the entire world both built and unbuilt is being considered as one continuous landscape...It is a profound way of reconceiving architecture and cities."
Robert Campbell
Megalopolis
a very large, heavily populated city or urban complex, an urban complex, usually comprising several large towns, and a densely populated area of continuous extent containing many cities and towns that are separate administrative units.
Megalopoli(tic)s
very large ambitious political structure dealing especially with the act of governing complex metropolitan areas.
Gross Domestic Product
The total market value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a given year.
The 40 largest mega-city regions in the world only cover 2% of the earth's surface...
...yet they account for 76% of all economic activity and 85% of all scientific innovation.
2% of the earth's surface is occupied by...
cities
53% of the world's population lives...
in cities
"There is no national economy in the United States or in China or in Germany... National economies are networks of powerful metropolitan economies that act domestically and compete on the world stage."
Bruce Katz
"There are no cities anymore. We are incapable of making cities anymore. The MACHINE is incapable of making cities anymore. We have to get used to LIVING IN THE JUNGLE.
Kenneth Frampton
LANDSCAPE: Dutch origin and German origin:
A unit of human occupation Human use of the environment
"Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery built up as much from strata of MEMORY as from layers of rock."
Simon Schama
Ecological Urbanism
Mapping ecology and nature into the city. The city is reconceived as an ecology
Landscape Urbanism
Mapping the city into a larger landscape Landscapes drives urban form