Nationall-recognized author and speaker Dr. Robert Lang will discuss development of the Cascadia region from Vancouver, B.C. to Eugene, Oregon. Lang asserts that such "megapolitan regions" - areas of large cities projected to reach a population of 10 million by 2040 and connected by high-speed rail - will become the core economic centers of the United States. Witty and provocative, Lang has been featured in USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and reported on by NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and ABC World News Tonight. This event is sponsored by Skagit County's Envision Skagit 2060 project, with financial support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.