iOS app Android app

Infrastructure

That Sinking Feeling at 14th and F Streets NW

George S. Hawkins | Posted 08.06.2013 | DC
George S. Hawkins

The call seemed innocent enough at first -- a question over a small hole that was visible at the edge of a steel plate near the curb at 14th and F Street. From that call, however, came a dramatic example of one of the biggest challenges facing water infrastructure.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.

U.S. and Europe Sign Joint Tolling Declaration

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Patrick D. Jones

As governments worldwide face shrinking budgets and growing economic challenges, tolling is quickly becoming a powerful infrastructure funding tool not only here in the United States, but also in Europe.

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

Jason Linkins

President Obama Really, Really Wants To Maybe Fix Some Bridges, If That's OK With Everybody [VIDEO]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

One of the fun new games we are playing in America during our morning commutes is, "Will I Make It Across This Bridge Before It Collapses?" Today, I w...

Re-thinking the "Business" of Government

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

As with the private sector, all public agencies are functioning within a global marketplace -- the key difference lies in the constituencies it serves.

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Are Our Political Leaders Losing the Narrative?

Zach Friend | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Zach Friend

One of the most powerful predictors of success in politics and public policy is the strength of the narrative. Yet, time and time again, political lea...

5 Leadership Failure Awards for 2013

David Peck | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
David Peck

From Lance Armstrong to the IRS, 2013 is already so rich with lessons to be learned from leadership failures, we decided to put together a few mid-year awards. We get at least as many helpful ideas about good leadership from failures as we do from successes, so these five should be particularly instructive.

Funding a More Climate Resilient America

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

No politician wants to argue that the absence of debt means that we are not investing in the future. The recent collapse of a bridge in "good repair" on Interstate 5 in Washington reminds us of our inability to make choices and take care of basic needs.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: How Bad Are Your State's Bridges?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama urged repairs of "the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country." H...

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

Mark Gongloff

Skagit River Bridge Collapse A Grim Reminder Of Austerity's Bite

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Don't believe austerity can kill you? Then you should feel totally safe driving over our nation's crumbling bridges. An epic government spending sq...

U.S. Infrastructure Down In World Rankings Since '08

Lucia Graves | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

The United States' global rank in infrastructure has dropped off considerably from where it was four years ago, both in absolute and relative terms, a...

759 Bridges In Washington Have Worse Scores Than The One That Collapsed

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

There are more than 700 bridges in Washington State with worse sufficiency scores than the bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River on Thursday nig...

Washington's Sinkhole. Literally.

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We are sitting idly, watching, and suffering, as our nation disintegrates into a run-down backwater. At the same time, over 20 million people are in need of full-time work. Yet instead of grabbing this opportunity to rebuild the country, Washington is focused on cutting budgets.

The Lesson of Moore

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

No amount of money can prevent tornadoes, but the lack of a storm shelter can be seen as a cautionary tale, not different from a collapsed bridge that has not been properly maintained, or a derailed train running on used-up tracks.

Growing After the Crisis: Boosting Productivity in Developing Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries continue to face important challenges in boosting productivity growth in the difficult post-crisis environment, but also many opportunities to eliminate poverty and create shared prosperity.

Africa Investing in Africa

Richard Attias | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Big changes are needed if Africans are truly to benefit from the rich resources of their own continent. But those changes have begun, and I am optimistic about what the future holds.

Let's At Least Have a Sensible Tax Structure When It Comes to Infrastructure

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Christopher H. Lee

At a time of stagnant economic growth and dismal job prospects, especially for the youngest members of the workforce, real investment in infrastructure has the potential to create employment opportunities, spur economic growth and ensure that this country remains competitive.

2013: The Year of Public-Private Partnerships

Michael Deane | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Michael Deane

f the first four months of the year are any indication, we may look back on 2013 as the year of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Feds Hurting Economy With Move Against Municipal Bonds

Tom Cochran | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Cochran

Buried in the pages of President Obama's most recent budget proposal is a provision that stands to severely undermine the economic health of local communities across the country.

Until Subnational Debt Do Us Part

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The subnational debt market in some developing countries has been going through a notable transformation. Private capital is emerging to play an important role and subnational bonds increasingly competing with traditional bank loans.

Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems From Our Local Communities

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Patrick D. Jones

The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.

Obama & Buffett Bullish on P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami
Michael Likosky

Last week was a big one for public-private-partnerships: On Friday, President Obama fleshed out his partnership plan, which he had announced during t...