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Delivering the Promise of the Infrastructure Law

Expert BlogUnited StatesValerie Baron, Shelley Poticha

A year ago President Biden signed the blockbuster 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure law, and it’s clear that this time we have a chance to do it right. Too often in the past, spending on highways divided and destroyed communities of…

It’s Time to Build a Stronger America, Together

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
Done right, infrastructure investments can fuel an economy-wide renaissance that generates well-paying jobs right away and strengthens our economy for the long haul—as well as making us resilient in the face of climate change.

Everyday Climate Vulnerability in Places like Memphis

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
Big storms like Harvey in Houston and Katrina in New Orleans garner weeks of headlines. But each American city has a climate story to tell—one that affects people every day and that can be just as devastating to families and…

The Year of Living Courageously

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
It is precisely because 2017 was such a challenging year in our field that I feel a sense of accomplishment and momentum as we face the future of sustainable and resilient communities.

Cities Stand United on Paris Agreement at COP-23

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
Facing a new reality in the wake of monster storms, unprecedented flooding, dangerous and record-breaking heat and drought, wildfires and other challenges, cities stand determined to set their own framework for climate action.

Cities Talk Boldly About Taking Action in the Face of Storms

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
Tough talk about meeting the challenges of climate change abounded among city leaders at a C40 event marking Climate Week NYC this week, with city leaders staking a claim as first responders in the face of growing alarm over powerful…

Houston Is Hurting and Our Leaders Need to Listen

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
How many monster storms does it take for us to realize “freak occurrences” such as Hurricane Harvey are part of the new normal due to warming water and land—with the devastating consequences exacerbated by aging and inadequate infrastructure and unfettered…

Gaping Potholes in the Trump Infrastructure Plan

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
What appears to be the underlying philosophy of the Trump administration's plan—tax credits for private investors in infrastructure—is surely the wrong answer for a major portion of our most critical infrastructure needs.

Infrastructure Is an Environmental Issue

Expert BlogShelley Poticha
Any plan to improve U.S. infrastructure must not just meet environmental standards but also enhance our efforts to clean the air, improve water quality, boost health, and improve opportunity for all Americans.

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