Construction
Construction

Infrastructure

One of the most important responsibilities of local government is maintaining and improving infrastructure – transportation, water/sewer, technology and communications – that benefits all residents. This area is also one of the biggest challenges for cities given the great cost and the limited funding available. Our research helps cities learn about traditional and more creative solutions in all areas of infrastructure.

Infrastructure subtopics:

Recent

  • CitiesSpeak

Cities can no longer look to their states or the federal government for funding – they need the authority to find creative local solutions. Fortunately, a patchwork of new and traditional tools and approaches is at their disposal.

As the…

bridge
bridge
  • CitiesSpeak

For Infrastructure Week 2016, we asked several prominent leaders, including Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Mayor Patrick Wojahn, and Senator Jim Inhofe, to share their thoughts on American infrastructure now and in the future. Here's what they had…

  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. As this is Infrastructure Week, this week's talk centers on one…

  • CitiesSpeak

College Park, Maryland, Mayor Patrick Wojahn explains why so many local governments are investing in trails – and walking and biking – as a means of transportation.

“While local officials have historically seen trail networks primarily…

trail
trail
  • CitiesSpeak

As Arlington, Texas, Mayor Pro Tempore Sheri Capehart notes, closing the broadband adoption gap is where city leaders can shine.

Six Flags amusement park rises above the skyline of Arlington, Texas. The city has crafted a unique plan to…

infrastructure
infrastructure
  • CitiesSpeak

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Mayor Craig Thurmond shares exactly how the practice of placing a high level of importance on maintaining and expanding infrastructure has resulted in successful economic outcomes for his city.

“Downtown…

city
city
  • CitiesSpeak

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner explains why she places a high importance on sharing innovative solutions to the infrastructure challenges facing our cities and states.

As the author notes, it takes the coordination of hundreds of city…

water
water
  • CitiesSpeak

Senator Jim Inhofe explains why he is committed to addressing the infrastructure needs of the nation with the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

 

Wastewater treatment facilities like the one pictured here are a…

  • CitiesSpeak

Congressman Earl Blumenauer explains that the world of transportation is undertaking a radical change that makes vanishing fuel tax revenue the tip of the iceberg.

"Congress and the next administration need to provide real resources paired…

bridge
bridge
  • CitiesSpeak

The presumptive Republican nominee for president wasn’t the only one meeting with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan this week.

House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with NLC Director of Federal Advocacy Carolyn Coleman and local officials from…

meeting
meeting