The Future is Now: What’s Next in American Infrastructure
Disruptive market, demographic and environmental dynamics are fundamentally reshaping America’s economic landscape. In this new reality, the United States must redouble its effort to rebuild and renew the critical infrastructure assets that will enable the growth of a more productive, inclusive, and resilient economy. This is no small task. As the federal government continues to scale back its role in the sector, a new generation of ideas and innovators are needed to fill the gap.
On May 16, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted a series of presentations and discussion sessions highlighting young leaders who are fundamentally rethinking America’s critical infrastructure systems.
Congressman John Delaney (D-MD), U.S. House of Representatives
Bruce Katz, Vice President and Founding Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
Greg Kelly, Global Chief Operating Officer, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
Robert Puentes, Eric Shaw, Shin-pei Tsay, Dan Kinkead, and Shalini Vajjhala.
I’ve seen some pretty awful poverty. [But] There is something about poverty in the U.S. that is worse, even though, materially, people have more.