As a monumental infrastructure bill makes its way through Congress, state and local governments are preparing to bring America’s infrastructure into the future.
The Ten Across geography has been manipulated by massive infrastructure projects to transform challenging environments into the fastest growing areas of the country. Is this a viable strategy for the future? Duke Reiter talks to Henry Cisneros and Bill Fulton about how a bottom-up approach is necessary and how looking beyond state and local boundaries can help us to better address not only conventional infrastructure projects but also issues like pandemic recovery, racial equity, climate change, and digital transformation. In their report, A Bottom-Up Infrastructure Strategy for American Renewal, they survey the infrastructure priorities of 100 metropolitan areas and 134 cities across the country to provide a holistic overview of the most pressing work ahead.
Henry Cisneros is the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Clinton Administration and was mayor of San Antonio, Texas from 1981 to 1989.
Bill Fulton is the director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. He was previously mayor of Ventura, California and Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of San Diego.