Why “Infrastructure” Includes The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Karen Perry Stillerman, Senior Analyst, Food & Environment Long a joke in federal policy circles, Infrastructure Week is actually upon us. Since President Biden revealed his infrastructure plan (aka the American Jobs Plan) earlier this spring, we’ve heard a lot of opinions about what is, and isn’t, infrastructure. Now I’ll add … [continued]

The Paintbrush: An Unexpected New Tool For City Planners

By bringing nature back into cities and working with water, rather than against it, cities can improve livability for citizens, and create greater resilience for urban centers. There are also many examples coming to light demonstrating that yellow, red, and white infrastructure are on the rise too. Cities are changing the whole concept of infrastructure, and planners are painting their way to resilient, low-carbon futures.