Construction workers examine sinkhole in street

What if we considered how infrastructure investments could create greater financial and social value now and lower costs tomorrow?

Atkinson Center Director David Lodge takes on this question in The Hill in an op-ed on how infrastructure can incorporate climate resilience and flexibility for the future 

Build Infrastructure for the Future, Not Just Today

December 2, 2016

Construction workers examine sinkhole in street

What if we considered how infrastructure investments could create greater financial and social value now and lower costs tomorrow?

Atkinson Center Director David Lodge takes on this question in The Hill in an op-ed on how infrastructure can incorporate climate resilience and flexibility for the future:

What goals are appropriate to government and what decisions should be left to the private sector?

This bedrock question underlies most disputes in modern American politics, even when the issue is framed in scientific, economic or moral terms.

However, one role that almost everyone agrees belongs to government is the planning and funding of large-scale infrastructure.

Economic development, including the free movement of people and goods, cannot occur without adequate ports, airports, roads, bridges and subways... (read more)

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