Commentary by Petra Todorovich Messick

An Infrastructure and Economic Recovery Plan for the United States

The crisis in our financial markets and the deepening national recession suggest difficult times for the United States. But sometimes a crisis is necessary to rally sufficient leadership and popular support for radical changes to address entrenched policies, practices, and inertia.

With regard to infrastructure and economic recovery, we have two key challenges to meet.

First, we must rally support for making sufficiently bold investments to put people to work and make transformative investments in infrastructure.

Second, we must ensure that the choices we make about infrastructure provide new models of decision making and accountability to obtain investments that will transition the nation to be a low-carbon economy with energy independence, and a sustainable, equitable future.

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