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Talking Infrastructure with Engineers at ASCE’s 141st Annual Civil Engineering Conference

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

This is the third in a series of posts.
Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA speaks with several engineers attending the American Society of Civil Engineers 141st Annual Civil Engineering Conference held last month in Memphis, Tennessee:

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Maya Wiley, Director, Center for Social Inclusion

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Maya Wiley is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Social Inclusion…She was a contributing author to the National Urban League’s 2006 State of Black America, and authored a chapter on Race, Equity and Land Use Planning in Columbia, South Carolina recently published in Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity, R. Bullard, ed. The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA (2007). She was named a NY Moves magazine 2009 Power Woman.

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The Promise & Challenge of Community Broadband Models

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

While most of us have access to broadband, more than 28 million Americans today live in areas where Internet access is not available. Communities of color bear the brunt of this digital exclusion even as broadband Internet technologies become more crucial to our nation’s social and economic development. With access to broadband affecting more and more aspects of our lives, digital exclusion creates additional barriers to opportunity and sustainable livelihoods for people already constrained by their race, gender and geography.

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When I Learned that Water Isn’t Supposed to Have a Taste

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Photo credit: kevindooley via Flickr

Turning on your faucet shouldn’t be a high-risk venture. Parents shouldn’t have to worry whether or not the water in their homes is safe for their children to drink. Cities and towns shouldn’t have to worry that the water lost in leaky pipes will mean ongoing shortages or usage restrictions. But these concerns are already cropping up in communities throughout the country — and they will only become more common as decades of neglect to our water infrastructure begin to catch up with us.

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Transit Oriented Development – A New Interactive Planning Tool

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The goal of the newly-released Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development Action Guide is to “help practitioners identify the most appropriate and effective planning tools for achieving MITOD in their transit station area, and ultimately to facilitate the development of mixed-income communities across the U.S.” It was developed by the Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD) along with the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

In St. Louis, MO, major cuts in bus service this spring left workers, students, disabled people, and elderly residents stranded and feeling bereft. Stuart and Dianne Falk, who are both in wheelchairs, told CNN they no longer would be able to get to the gym or the downtown theater company where they volunteer. “To be saddled, to be imprisoned, that is what it is going to feeling like,” Stuart Falk said…

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