America's infrastructure / Lisa Idzikowski, book editor
Book | Greenhaven Publishing | 2019 | First edition.
Available at WCTC Social Issues Collection (HC110.C3 A5394 2019)
126 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-121) and index.
A quick look at roads of the past and bridges of the present : 99% invisible -- Infrastructure and its supporting institutions must both be redesigned / Thaddeus R. Miller -- Infrastructure suffers because not everyone pays a fair share of taxes / Chuck Collins -- US infrastructure must be improved and maintained / The White House -- Will contamination of water by lead pipes be stopped? / Julia Franz -- How many deaths from collapsed bridges will occur before the infrastructure is repaired? / Dave Schaper -- Overall, infrastructure is not crumbling / Jeffrey Harding -- Latin America must modernize its infrastructure / Marisol Argueta de Barillas -- Bipartisan bickering stalls infrastructure improvements / Heidi Crebo-Rediker -- Multiple factors influence infrastructure improvement / Douglas C. Smith & Kevin L. Kliesen -- Efficiency and private-sector innovation will improve infrastructure / James Pethokoukis -- Urban planning, digital technology, and smart cities' the future is near / Michel Sudarskis -- Local control of infrastructure can make a big difference / Charles Marohn -- Compared to other developed countries, us infrastructure is outdated / Hiba Baroud -- Similar economic benefits in the historical railroad development of US and India / Dave Donaldson -- What are the costs of underinvestment in infrastructure? / Samuel Sherraden and Shayne Henry -- Organizations to contact.
Engineers argue that inadequate maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, waterways, and other critical aspects of infrastructure along with underinvestment have created an infrastructure crisis in the United States. Many politicians agree with this claim and are attempting to take action. However, we are faced with the issue of which projects are most essential and how to fund them. Is the state of America's infrastructure that dire compared to the rest of the world? Are these efforts to improve it a cynical ploy from politicians to gain attention and ensure reelection? This volume considers the many perspectives of this pressing issue.
Idzikowski, Lisa, editor.
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