Territorial Diamonds

Urban America 2050

United States

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.