Raising the Bar: Building Political Capital to Implement Key Design Initiatives
While Washington continues to miss the opportunity to create and save jobs through infrastructure projects, city transportation officials from US’s largest cities are creating and saving jobs through building 21st century sustainable transportation infrastructure. The struggle of the modern US city to compete on a global scale while also becoming environmentally sustainable has defined the trajectories of our largest cities. Streets make up 80 percent of public space—yet they are often overlooked as cities work to remake themselves. Leaders from these US mega-cities are turning the tide. The Commissioners’ Panel presents an opportunity to explore the politics of sustainable transportation in the 21st century.