Our cities often seek that big payout from a new business or housing subdivision, but it is actually how a town handles the small places that will make or break the budget.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has released a report called "Failure to Act", which projects dire consequences for the American economy if we do not act to fund the infrastructure-spending trajectory we are on. Chuck Marohn breaks down this report and talks about the role of the civil engineering profession in a changing America.
The United States may possibly have its credit rating downgraded in the coming days. All the prevailing narratives describing the future of our economy count on unrealistic levels of growth. What if those narratives are wrong?
We're starting a new feature here on the podcast called a Podcast Short. Here's how it works: Understanding that not all podcast listeners are blog readers, we're going to move some of our best blog content over to the podcast now and again. These "shorts" are just a quick read of one of our blog posts; something you an get through in just a few minutes. We're starting out with our post from this past Monday; Drunk Driving in America. We hope you enjoy this new format, which will appear in addition to our normal, longer-format podcasts.