The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863618
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Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health.

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889685
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Success through Failure--which will fascinate anyone intrigued by design, including engineers, architects, and designers themselves--concludes by speculating on when we can expect the next major bridge failure to occur, and the kind of ...

Principles Of Public And Private Infrastructure Delivery

Author: John B. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792372011
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America's historical infrastructure experience also confirms a variety of different
roles for the public and private sectors over the years. Depending on the situation
, the government's interest has fluctuated between "direct control" and "general
regulation." On other occasions, the government's focus has fluctuated between "
public" and "private" ownership. The strategy for deployment of new technologies
has fluctuated between "exclusive" and "non-exclusive" rights. These fluctuations
in ...

National Infrastructure Council Act Of 1990

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States and localities to finance important public proects with. American history
has shown that the very essence of the American experience is a striving to make
a better life, to build, and to leave behind more than we found when we arrived. In
recent years, not only have ... won't even approach the critical nature of the future
crisis if remedial actions are not taken now. America's population is expected to ...

The Audacity Of Hope

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307382095
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... government action has taken three forms. First, government has been called
upon throughout our history to build the infrastructure, train the workforce, and
otherwise lay the foundations necessary for economic growth. All the Founding
Fathers recognized the connection between private property and liberty, but it
was Alexander Hamilton who also recognized the vast potential of a national
economy—one based not on America's agrarian past but on a commercial and
industrial future ...

To Examine The Future Of Our Nation S Infrastructure Needs

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation
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At the same time, the public sector undertook the tremendous task of adding to
America's industrial capacity, and built 56 percent of new industrial volume.
Between 1940 and 1945, the War ... Needs created by the baby boom, the
automobile, and increasing urbanization led to construction of schools, roads,
and public health investments which, when taken together, amounted to almost
90 percent of the increase in public construction from 1950-1960. In the 1950 to
1960 period.

Innovative State And Local Economic Development Programs

Author: Lori Gillen
Publisher: Council for Urban Economic
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Pat Choate's study of the deteriorating public works system, America In Ruins,
alerted the public to the potential magnitude of the infrastructure problem and the
inherent costs of delay. This led to a national needs assessment by the Joint ...
Mitchell urged local economic developers and public works officials to begin a
marketing effort to persuade decisionmakers that we are on the road to a bigger
crisis unless action is taken now. Defining the Problem The nation's infrastructure
shows ...

The American Future

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409018792
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A History From The Founding Fathers To Barack Obama Simon Schama. 3. The
Drop Zone Cafe, San Antonio, Texas, 3 March 2008 'But that's not what the
military'sfor,' said the retired general when I asked him if the army could have
done more to repair the Iraq it had broken, by delivering a modicum of
infrastructure. The odd bridge or ... Roads and city streets were murder alleys;
mosques were dangerous on solemn days, hospitals were without basic drugs
and often without doctors.

America In The 21st Century

Author: William P. O'Hare
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This report begins by looking at government spending on infrastructure at the
federal, state, and local levels. It then examines two major areas of infrastructure
that are closely linked: transportation and housing needs. When transportation
systems (such as new roads) bring new areas within commuting distance of job
sites, residential construction generally follows. On the other hand, a rapid
increase in residences can clog Commuting routes and reduce the efficiency of
transportation ...

Highway Research Abstracts

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That concern, coupled with America's growing dependence on insecure fuel
sources has sparked new interest in alternatives ... world's roads." These facts
are examined in Part One — Historical and future trends; Part Two —
Environmental impacts of the car (Chapter 1 — Global warming, Chapter 2 — Air
pollution. ... Chapter 2, A Road Map for Change, discusses 25 specific steps that
need to be taken to help root natural gas vehicle efforts firmly in the automotive
transportation world.