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Aging Infrastructure

February 19, 2015, 8am PST
The Los Angeles Times offers a broadly ranging, interactive feature on the decrepit state of Los Angeles' water infrastructure.
Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2015, 9am PST
Bloomberg Businessweek examines the failed Columbia River Crossing project as a poster child for how political dysfunction is derailing critically needed infrastructure.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 17, 2014, 5am PDT
Across the US, cities increasingly view waterfronts as opportunities for green space. Once tied to industrial uses, river fronts now offer a chance to repurpose existing infrastructure for public use.
The Planning Report
August 27, 2014, 1pm PDT
"The St. Louis region doesn’t face the prospect, as Western states do, of running out of water," according to Jacob Barker. But the region is facing a water problem: "aging infrastructure and capital spending that isn’t keeping up."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 13, 2014, 9am PDT
Cities and suburbs face billions of dollars in investments and repairs to comply with Clean Water Act standards. The NRDC outlines some of the urban water conservation methods municipalities can take to reduce stress on these infrastructure systems.
The Natural Resources Defense Council
May 13, 2014, 6am PDT
A report from the Long Island Index explores the economic impact of a new Third Track on the Long Island Rail Road.
Long Island Press
March 14, 2014, 6am PDT
A repair crew was en route to investigate a complaint of gas odor when the two five-story, one-hundred-year-old buildings in East Harlem exploded, killing seven with eight still missing as of press time. Leaking cast iron pipelines may be to blame.
WNYC
February 15, 2013, 8am PST
Updating the U.S.'s aging infrastructure requires legislative common sense, says Rep. Bill Shuster.
The Washington Post
November 26, 2012, 10am PST
Andrew C. Revkin follows researchers in Boston on the hunt to map and measure leaky pipes hemorrhaging natural gas out onto the street.
NY Times: Dot Earth
February 1, 2012, 5am PST
The city’s MillionTrees program fights asthma and global warming. But tightening maintenance budgets, increasingly severe weather and decades-old planting decisions complicate trees’ contribution.
City Limits
January 22, 2012, 11am PST
What do New Orleans, Detroit, and Phoenix all have in common? Each one has confronted some of our most pressing challenges of our time and has a lesson of survival to teach us.
Practicing Architecture
April 8, 2011, 8am PDT
Canadian cities are facing major backlogs in terms of maintaining and updating infrastructure. Putting off the work is expected to cost cities billions.
The Vancouver Sun
November 10, 2009, 11am PST
More than 750 traffic signals in Montgomery County, Maryland, were crippled last week after the failure of a piece of electrical equipment that was 37 years old. The old technology and the repercussions are being called a warning to other cities.
The Washington Post
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