The ‘America 2050’ strategy is focused on researching innovative policies and investment schemes that will maximise the competitiveness and quality of life of the ten emerging mega-regions within the United States.
America’s mega-regions are composed of the city centres, suburban areas, and hinterlands into which several cities have grown. They play an active and influential socio-economic role in the United States at both the micro and global scales. These mega-regions are defined by five layers of relationships (environmental systems and landscape, networks of infrastructure, economic links, settlement patterns and land use, common heritage) which, together, structure a common interest. This common interest should be the basis for policies that boost America’s competitiveness and opportunities, capable as well of ensuring a sustainable and balanced distribution of wealth for people and territories.