First look at a leaked draft of Trump administration’s infrastructure plan

The draft plan would make it much harder for older projects to win funding, and heavily favors user fees, tolls, and private investment to spur growth. By Jonathan Hilburg Axios has obtained a leaked draft copy of the Trump administration’s much-vaunted infrastructure plan. An...
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Agency’s Super Levee Urban Farm from 2010 looks at the role of infrastructure in light of future climate change. As sea levels are expected to rise, their design proposes a series of levees around Manhattan.

Infrastructure and Climate Change: Swords Into Plowshares

The military is signaling the alarm about climate change. Government spending should reflect that concern. By Ned Cramer On Dec. 12, Donald Trump signed the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 into law. Buried among the purchase approval for 13...
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Courtesy Delft University of Technology Self healing asphalt contains small steelwool fibers that can be heated with induction energy to seal microcracks, extending the service life of the road.

Infrastructure is Failing—But These Roadway Material Innovations Could Help

Researchers are developing new technologies for self-healing asphalt, pothole prediction, and more. By Blaine Brownell ‘Tis the season of the pothole—and a myriad of other problems to do with road infrastructure. Winter brings out the worst in pavement: once water penetrates...
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As the White House Pitches “Infrastructure Week,” Architects Sound Off | Architect Magazine

This infrastructure push is a big part of the domestic policy platform and campaign promise for the new administration, and some architects are being cautiously optimistic that something good could come of it. By Chris Bentley On Monday, the White House kicked off what it’s...
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Cyclist in downtown Chicago, which has recently installed a new series of protected bike lanes Russell Ingram, courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

Cycling success: 10 U.S. cities pushing biking forward, including Broward Co – Curbed

New infrastructure, better bikesharing, and safer streets by Patrick Sisson London announced a plan to spend a billion dollars on bike highways and cycling infrastructure late last year. Oslo wants to transform its downtown into a car-free zone by 2019. German cities are testing...
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2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Gives America a D+ | Architect Magazine

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released this report every four years since 2001, with no improvement. By Selin Ashaboglu Yesterday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card, giving the United States an...
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