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Jingjinji: The World's First Megalopolis, Made In China

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It already has a population of 110 million people, and it plans to grow to 130 million soon.
 
To put that into perspective...

  • That's 1/3 of the population of the United States, all crammed into about 90,000 square miles.
  • If you went back 200 years to 1816, you could fit one-tenth of the entire population of the human race into Jingjinji as it exists today
  • If it were its own nation, it would be in the top 10 most populous nations on Earth
  • The next largest city after it is Tokyo, which has 39 million people. When Jingjinji is complete, it will have 90 million more people than Tokyo. It already has 70 million more.

But interestingly, you may have never heard of Jingjinji before. Why is this? It's because it's a relatively new development. It's formed out of combining the Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei provinces in China.
 
Read up here: https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Jingjinji
 
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Consider that China is also undergoing a bit of a futurist hype-cycle, as seen through the likes of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Harbin. In other words, it's in China that we'll see the world's first true cyberpunk cityscape. Dubai has some of the elements necessary, but it's too spacious. Something more like Hong Kong, however? That could very well arise in Jingjinji.


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That's a lot of concrete.


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That's alot of people in a city too.


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China is willing to invest into advancing...America is starting to go the otherway...



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Having this many people in one single city may prove to be a huge boon in the near future.
 
 

Why innovation thrives in cities

Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office
June 4, 2013

Double a city’s population and its economic productivity goes up 130 percent. MIT researchers think they know why.

Read more: http://web.mit.edu/n...ities-0604.html


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JingJinJi will be home to some of the worst traffic jams and transportation bottlenecks in human history. At least they can say they have the largest city


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A good US comparison would be the Northeast corridor, about half the population in 56k sq miles, 



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For this city's own good, it is going to have to need real determination on using electric/automated vehicles.

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Still going to need some time.

Basically what they plan doing is the same for the Pearl River Delta (around Guangzhou where I currently live) and Yangtze River Delta (around Shanghai). But don't count on completion before 2025-2030. 



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Here are some more takes on China's growing megacities
China's future megacities to eclipse population of most countries
China is building the world's largest city
Big Plans: A Chinese Megacity, Pop. 130 Million
How megacities compare: China plans a city 25 times the size of London
China Is Turning Beijing Into a Megacity Six Times The Size of NYC

 

The scale of such a thing is truly mindboggling. These titles aren't even exaggerating— imagine a city twenty-five times more populated than London! 

The closest city to me is New Orleans metro area, which has a measly population of 1,500,000. Jingjinji will be (and already is) almost hundred times that.


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I live in Guangzhou, it's basically in the middle of the supposed "Pearl River Delta As One" plan.

 

Currently the administration of the cities is still separate and many infrastructure projects are ongoing.

One of the largest being the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, but it's probably not going to finish before 2020/21.

 

It's very convenient though to go to Shenzhen, takes around 1-1.5 hours with high-speed rail for a distance of about 150 km.

But going from where I live to the railway station takes another hour with the subway.

 

But at first it basically means nothing more than they're trying to change the administrative areas and improve the infrastructure between cities.







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