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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, Catherine
dc.contributor.advisorGuhathakurta, Subhrajit
dc.contributor.advisorRao, Arthi
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Bryce Curtis
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-10T16:50:33Z
dc.date.available2021-06-10T16:50:33Z
dc.date.created2021-05
dc.date.issued2021-05-04
dc.date.submittedMay 2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/64693
dc.description.abstractCoordination and collaboration through governance at meta-urban scales have the potential to significantly improve quality of life while reducing the bureaucratic burden on society. Megaregional research and delineation has largely focused on scholarly inquiry into specific relationships using narrow datasets or on private efforts to identify market opportunities with opaque analysis methods. This work aims to provide a megaregion delineation that is transparent, data diverse, and comprehensible to a degree that the resulting boundaries are well suited to administrative implementation. The process developed leverages a combination of cluster analysis and metropolitan planning organization locations to identify sub-regions that share morphological characteristics and functional relationships. Recommendations are made for subsequent research into four areas: new data sources, process refinements, applications for megaregional planning, and implementation principles for megaregional government.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectMegaregions
dc.subjectMegaregional delineation
dc.subjectAdministrative boundaries
dc.subjectCluster analysis
dc.titleCluster-based Delineation of Megaregions in the United States: Identifying administrative boundaries that reflect meta-communities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeM.S.
dc.contributor.departmentCity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.date.updated2021-06-10T16:50:33Z


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