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MG&A Metropolitan Network

In geography, metropolitan networks are referred to as “polycentric” urban masses indicating that they are without form or structure. MG&A research on metropolitan networks began in the early 1980’s and revealed that metropolitan networks are not amorphous blobs but rather have highly defined structures formed by major transportation corridors in combination with the linked adjacent development pattern.

The metropolitan structure is a continuous and differentiated pattern extending across the political boundaries that define cities, counties, states, and international boundaries. The geometric pattern is formed by a set of centers and corridors, a nomenclature developed by Michael Gallis & Associates to describe the pattern of the Charlotte Metropolitan network pictured above.
MG&A Metropolitan Network