Puget Sound will have Japan-like density in 2040, book predicts

Puget Sound will have Japan-like density in 2040, book predicts

Seattle is the center of one of 10 “megapolitan clusters” that will drive the U.S. economy over the next 30 years, according to a new book.

This growth will drive the Puget Sound area’s density from less than that of Germany to about what Japan has now, according to “Megapolitan America: A New Vision for Understanding America’s Metropolitan Geography,” by Arthur Nelson, a professor at the University of Utah and founding director of the Metropolitan Research Center, and Robert Lang, professor at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas and director of the Brookings Institution Mountain West.

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