The Megaregions of the US 2018-07-03T10:01:38+00:00

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Every day, hundreds of millions of commuters weave more than 4 million threads connecting more than 70,000 Census tracts in the contiguous United States. These threads provide evidence for a new functional geography of the continent—based not on state or city lines, but on megaregions of vast areas connected by deep economic ties. By subjecting these connections to an algorithm which detects natural groupings in large data sets, we can define a mosaic structure of regions which cut interestingly across our familiar map of the country. Looking at the US in this new way helps us to reorient ourselves in terms of the ways that people are spatially connected in the twenty-first century.

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