Megaregions on course to recast blueprints for U.S. housing market: Catherine Ross explains why

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The world is flat, the economy is global, and on any given day you're as likely to speak to a call center in India or the Philippines as you are to visit your grocery store. The world's boundaries have blurred, but at the same time the easy and immediate communication of a Twitter or Facebook makes the planet feel smaller and more connected. Dr. Catherine Ross, editor of "Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness," a collection of essays about urban planning, puts it like this: "If one of us sneezes, everyone catches a cold." Ross, who is director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at Georgia Tech, has watched the concept of "megaregions" emerge over the last five years. The early work focused on the idea of creating "central cities" as an impetus to global transactions, but she said it soon became clear that the term didn't go far enough in conveying the "subtle metaphorical merging of the continents."

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning

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catherine ross, housing market, megaregions
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  • Created On: Apr 29, 2011 - 12:08pm
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