Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cleveburgh renamed

A new book out on the megapolitan watch: Megapolitan America

I have not read it, at least not yet,  but presume it follows from the authors' Planning article a few years ago with the same theme.  In it, the Pittsburgh/Cleveland megapolitan region is named the "Steel Corridor".  OK, I guess.  I am sure others would prefer DNA-pike or something like that.  That and Cincinnati/Columbus is the region called the Ohio Valley.  Maybe we should just refer to ourselves as the Greater Upper Ohio Valley Agglomeration (or GUOVA?  it almost works). I will stick with Cleveburgh as the megapolitan region that has the most operational reality to it today. 

9 Comments:

Blogger Sextant said...

At 59 bucks, I will probably wait for the movie. Not a book for the masses, I take it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

You know... the Quartermasterin me just hates that I did not think of that nom de plume.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Price said...

I don't really get it. The "Steel Corridor"? Assuming that this book is going for some kind of contemporary analysis which would help to illuminate possible directions for the future, it's a bizarrely anachronistic name. Not that there's no steel production at all, of course, but it's a strange thing to fixate on.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Now, now.. Steely McBeam was a contemporary character as well.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Pittsland or nothing.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

"GUOVA: It almost works" also works as a slogan.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:08:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Still rootin' for Westsylvania. Chris....did you see the insert in the Sunday paper two weeks ago on energy? It highlighted Pittsburgh's long, historic role in energy production like coal, nuclear, gas, oil, and more like you wrote about several months ago. Wondered if had a hand in that.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:54:00 PM  
Anonymous n'at said...

West-By-God-Cleveburghland: the Power of 32?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:03:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

Occupy Cleveburgh is in the werks, discussed it today.

Sunday, November 27, 2011 3:03:00 AM  

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