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Growth & Development

Blueprint America
The Next American System: [VIDEO] The Crises

Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that movements to advance American infrastructure, since the beginning, have been brought on by times of national crisis. But, will the current American crisis -- the Great Recession -- advance infrastructure again?

Jan 25th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [OP-ED] 1808 – 1908 – 2008: National Planning for America

Robert Fishman, University of Michigan professor, on the role that national planning has played in shaping America's development.

Jan 23rd, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [VIDEO] The Transportation Cowboy

The city of Denver was first settled not by the lone frontiersman, but by a community that came together. Mayor John Hickenlooper, a candidate to succeed former Colorado Governor and current U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, had the same in mind when he expanded the metro region's light rail and mass transit system after he became mayor in 2003.

Jan 19th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [MAP] High-Speed Rail America

A map of what high-speed rail might look like in America -- but, it is a slow train coming.

Jan 12th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [VIDEO] Detroit Town Hall

From Detroit Public Television (DPTV) -- Detroit's transportation future plays a starring role in Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City. DPTV and the Kresge Foundation recently hosted a screening and panel discussion at the Detroit Public Library.

Jan 6th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [OVERVIEW] The Next American System

Through two documentary projects (BEYOND THE MOTOR CITY and ROAD TO THE FUTURE), Blueprint America interviews today's thinkers and tells the stories of everyday Americans as an older country looks for its next move. As simplistic an idea as it may seem, a new transportation system could be the answer.

Dec 4th, 2009

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Video: City Creek Center

Blueprint America -- with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on PBS -- in a report on the rebuilding of Salt Lake City -- a private project changing the public landscape.

Nov 6th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
Public Works: Video: Blueprint Colorado

An update to the Blueprint Colorado project: A series of short videos produced by Rocky Mountain PBS on Denver's Living Streets initiative.

Then, Colorado State of Mind on Rocky Mountain PBS talks with Colorado's state planners to see how the state is managing its infrastructure.

Jul 16th, 2009

THE DIG
Healthcare, not transportation: Ways and Means Committee puts Oberstar’s bill on hold

Rep. Jim Oberstar (D., MN), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has been at odds with the Obama Administration on when to take up his recently introduced transportation bill: THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2009.

Jul 13th, 2009
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