7 Mar 2011

Here at Regional Studies 'blog central', we like to keep up to date with developments 'across the pond', as they say. Translation: we like to know what's going on in North America - and not just in baseball and basketball. We've previously blogged on this kind of thing before and now it's time to re-visit the topic of America 2050. A quick summary of what America 2050 is...

"America 2050 is a national initiative to meet the infrastructure, economic development and environmental challenges of the nation as we prepare to add about 130 million additional Americans by the year 2050. "


So, America 2050 is very relevant to the Regional Studies constituency. If you're interested in regional issues, infrastructure, megaregions and related topics then you should take a look at the website. Apart from the fact that it's full of interesting content, there are also lots of lovely maps (they really are lovely - I'm not just saying that).

Hot off the press today is a story about proposed high-speed rail development in the Northeast. Not much else to say - just watch the video, produced by the Regional Plan Association...

Why Build High-Speed Rail in the Northeast? from Regional Plan Association on Vimeo.