Since President Joe Biden took office there has been an intense amount of talk about infrastructure. Specifically, an infrastructure deal that would pave the way for widespread investment across the country. Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute at Rice University, served as the mayor of Ventura, California and led planning efforts in San Diego. Rice University is in Houston, and just a few weeks ago- Texas went through an historic weather event that tested infrastructure across the board: What residents, including Bill learned, is that it failed.
He wrote two recent pieces about infrastructure that were published on Medium.com, which were thought provoking for a lot of reasons.
- READ IT: Infrastructure isn’t an abstract concept. It’s personal.
- READ IT: Repairing the urban fabric by highways
What should infrastructure investment look like? How should it be sold to taxpayers who probably have reservations about massive spending plans?