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At last an overarching theory blooms inside my head: megalopolitan East Coasters' summer treats and breaks are literally "getaways," flights-from--from crowds, noise, heat, dirt, the stress of too many sensory choices.
Those huge campuses are megalopolitan subsidiaries of gigantic state university systems, which in turn are parts of colossal general plans for state education, which in turn are subsumed under the amorphous gargantuan central plans of education of the Federal government.
s giant infrastructure: Billions of dollars in federal funds subsidized a megalopolitan water supply and created what Davis says is the biggest man-made harbor in the world.
Interestingly, such segmentation is similar to the three megalopolitan regions which emerged from the National Land Use Plan produced by the Council for Economic Planning and Development at the Executive Yuan in Taiwan.