The One Minute Geographer: Megalopoli and Megaregions

Jim Fonseca
6 min readJan 19
A composite view of nighttime lights showing densely populated areas of the Northeast Megalopolis corridor. NASA image from Wikipedia.

We’ve been talking about Connecticut, and even though this post is not about that specific state, Connecticut is a good illustration of what this post is about — Megalopolis, the giant super-strip city extending down the east coast from Boston to Washington. New York and its urban and suburban spillover into New Jersey, Connecticut and even East Stroudsburg PA makes up the largest city of this…

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.