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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 initiated a new period in world history and a new global economic geography. Within the new economic geography, trading blocks and “Economic Regions” have emerged as the foundation elements. While economic regions do not appear in any atlas they are the functional units that form the hubs in the Global Network and are the concentration of population and economic activity that will shape the future of the world. This presentation will focus describing the new global economic relationships and “why” economic regions have emerged as the key units in the global economy.

As the pattern of the Global Network has changed; the patterns of wealth and power have changed with them. Over the past 2200 years the Global Network has evolved through five distinct stages of development and entered a sixth stage with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Each stage in the development was initiated by the introduction of new technologies that redefined the global economy and trade pattern. This presentation will describe the development of technology and its impact on the economy, politics, society and patterns on connectivity and trade.

The US had the world’s most developed transportation infrastructure, however it was designed to fit the patterns of economy and trade of the 20th century, not the 21st century. As globalization continues and new economic and trade patterns emerge significant gaps have emerged between the system the US has and the system the US needs. This presentation will focus on describing the changes that have taken place in the world and how they have changed the global patterns of economy and trade and the demands on US infrastructure.

The environment has emerged as one of the key issues of the 21st century that will dominate political business and social activities. Traditionally environmental concerns have been viewed as a barrier to the development to infrastructure and the economy. This presentation is derived from a project completed for the US Forest Service that focused on understanding the relationship of patterns of human activity and the patterns of the environment. It will present a new way of thinking and a new framework for guiding the future of the environment, infrastructure and the economy through which each can continue to evolve and thrive.

As we have an extensive library of images covering Global patterns and characteristics and extensive North American images, we can present to targeted audiences such as a state, region, association or private business a customized presentation put together from images in our library with images we make specifically for that client.
 WRA Transportation Summit
Bridging the Islands
Western Regional Alliance
Monday, September 29th, 2014

RTC Transportation Investment Business Plan
Committee Meetings
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Wednesday, September 17th - Thursday, September 18th, 2014

LVCVA Annual Executive Management Summit
Las Vegas in the 21st Century
Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority
Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
A Regional Framework for Connections & Mobility
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

CCG Investor Day, 2013
Student Housing Market Overview - 2013
Campus Crest Communities
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

2013 CCG Leadership Development Conference
Midyear 2013 PBSH Market Assessment
Campus Crest Communities
Thursday, September 26th, 2013

2013 AMC Summer Plenary Session
Governors' Luncheon
Arizona-Mexico Commission
Friday, June 14th, 2013

2013 Global Charlotte Event
Global Charlotte
Charlotte Business Journal
Thursday, May 23th, 2013

Taking Care of Business 2...Tools for Success
Entering a New Age
US Department of Labor
Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Norfolk Southern 2013 Real Estate Forest Session
Parting the Headwinds
Norfolk Southern
Monday, March 4th, 2013

Global Competitiveness Summit II
Charlotte in the Patterns of Global Trade
Thursday, February 21th, 2013

Campus Crest Communities Investor Day
Purpose-Built Student Housing: Assessing the Market
Campus Crest Communities
Monday, December 17th, 2012

Connecting The West Symposium
Creating a Vision for the Region in the 21st Century Global Network
Western High Speed Rail Alliance
Monday, October 22nd -
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Changing Gears for the Future: 2012 FIA Conference Week
Future Trends in Mobility, Followed by a Panel Discussion
FIA World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism
Tuesday, June 26th -
Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Sun Corridor Economic Region in the 21st Century Global Network
The Shift of Social and Economic Forces: The Reshaping of the World and The Context Forming the Framework for the Future of Arizona.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

U.S. Travel Association's CEO Roundtable
Building a Domestic Agenda for the Travel Industry
U.S. Travel Association
Wednesday, March 28 th, 2012

Maine Trade Logistics Forum: Leveraging Eastern Maine's Transportation Assets for Global Trade and Local Economic Growth
Maine & The Northeast In The 21st Century Global Network
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Taking Care of Business...Tools For Success!
Globalization and Its Impact On Talent Development Strategy
United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Rail Ahead 2011 Conference
The Rail Ahead: Winning The Future
Western High Speed Rail Alliance
November 2 - 4, 2011

2011 SEDC Annual Conference
Pathways to Success
Southern Economic Development Council, Economic Development Administration (EDA), and Department of Labor- Employment Training Assistance (DOL-ETA)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Crossroads of Ideas and Capital
Vision 2015 - Energy and the Economy, Healthcare and Mobile Communications
The Connecticut Venture Group
June 22nd, 2011

Maryland Port Administration’s Annual Meeting
The Maryland Port Administration
April 26th, 2011

2011 BCLC National Conference on Corporate Community Investment
Transformation of the Nations Critical Infrastructure
Business Civic Leadership Center
April 13th, 2011

TECNA CEO Retreat 2011
The Future of the World as We Know It
Technology Councils of North America
April 12th, 2011

Technology in an Age of Continuous Global Innovation
2011 CEO Retreat
April 10th - 12th, 2011

Yangtze-Mississippi Strategic Cooperation Forum
Regional Development Strategy in the 21st Century
October 17th - 19th, 2010

GeoWeb 2.0
GeoWeb 2.0 and Its Relation to GeoDesign Principles and Practice
GeoDesign Summit
January 2010

Goods Movement on Our Nation's Highways
Challenge of the 21st Century: The US Transportation System in the Global Network
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
May 8th, 2008