Thursday Aug 17, 2023

Yes to modernization; No to more congestion

Let’s use new federal infrastructure funds to improve life and protect cities from climate change, not just to create construction traffic from fixing roads, pipes and bridges.

How can we do better?

Solutions for the Underaffiliated spoke with Joe Kane, a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and economist, planner, and researcher. He works at the intersection of transportation, water, broadband, and energy.

Let’s switch to a more proactive approach by: 

  • Aligning infrastructure projects with what’s necessary to deliver a more equitable, safe, productive, and sustainable society, 
  • Leveraging new technologies to deliver it,
  • Expecting more transparency and accountability from those implementing infrastructure projects, and
  • NOT accepting Band-Aids on an outdated systems.

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