Defining the Midwest Megaregion

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Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy convened on September 8, 2005 a meeting of Midwestern academics and regional experts to discuss the definition of the Midwest Megaregion and possibilities for collaboration and research around challenges facing the Midwest. Hosted by Ron Thomas at the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission in Chicago, Illinois, the day-long discussion culminated in general agreement around a common definition of the Midwest Megaregion, and next steps for collaboration and research. These notes from the meeting summarize the day's discussions, major findings, and actions steps for moving forward.

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