A New Economic Vision for America’s Infrastructure


Mar. 9, 2016, 6pm to 7pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

1st Floor Auditorium
Robert Puentes


The Brookings Mountain West invites you to attend a lecture titled, A New Economic Vision for America’s Infrastructure, by Rob Puentes, senior fellow, Metropolitan Studies.

Disruptive markets and demographic, fiscal, and environmental dynamics are fundamentally reshaping America’s economic landscape. In this new reality, the United States should think of infrastructure not in the general but in the specific, understanding the ways in which different infrastructure sectors—such as transportation, energy, and water—are governed, financed, and delivered. At the same time, metropolitan areas need to outline their priorities given their distinct economies, competitive advantages, and infrastructure needs. As public dollars become scarcer, the Brookings Metropolitan Program expects that the next generation of American infrastructure will require the public, private, and civic sectors to engage and partner in new ways. This lecture will detail the critical role infrastructure plays in the American economy, outline the disruptive trends that are redefining the marketplace, and lay out a new path forward.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Brookings Mountain West
William Brown

External Sponsor

Brookings Mountain West