News from the Neighborhood: December 16, 2016

News from the Neighborhood: December 16, 2016

Stay in touch with neighbors from across the country with our curated collection of stories worth caring about.

How 4 Million Commutes Shape America’s ‘Megaregions’

“Cities have “limits,” drawn to mark populations and bound services, but they are porous as scrim. Cars, cash, freight and natural resources flow readily between neighboring jurisdictions, following the market more than any lines on a map. ”

What Does America’s Infrastructure Look Like?

“President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it,” Trump said. Details are still murky, but it appears that the plan will rely on tax credits to spur private investment.”

Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change

“Rivers meander. Lakes grow and shrink. Engineers build dams and farmers flood fields.” See how water affects our landscape with these mesmerizing animations.

Why the Fed May Aggressively Raise Rates in 2017

“Wall Street expects the Fed to raise interest rates by a quarter point at its meeting Dec. 13 to 14. But there is a potential surprise: The world may learn that the Fed wants to raise rates aggressively in 2017 and 2018. This new, more “hawkish” monetary policy may become known as the “Yellen Collar.”

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Sean Connolly

Master story teller. City planning and design.

SeanNews from the Neighborhood: December 16, 2016

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