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Growth & Development

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [OVERVIEW] America in Gridlock

America, for some time now, has forgone its great infrastructure projects. It was the railway that first spread the country out –- developing land, building cities at each stop. The railway soon gave way to the highway –- developing even more land, building even more cities at each exit. But, the highway has yet to give way.BLUEPRINT AMERICA looks at the country’s next infrastructure system and, at the same time, the state of the current system: From transportation –- car, bus, light rail, train and plane –- to the water supply to the energy grid to city development and planning.In recent years, America’s infrastructure neglect has been seen across the country –- levees failed in New Orleans and a bridge fell in Minneapolis. But, neglect is no longer the only reason to rebuild. As the country is in an economic recession, there is a call now to rebuild the American economy by rebuilding the American infrastructure. It is a new New Deal to the country.BLUEPRINT AMERICA reports on how rebuilding America’s infrastructure can both impact the economy and change the current landscape of the country.

Oct 15th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Nowhere to Grow

There are critical infrastructure decisions that need to be made in the American Southwest if it both wants to continue to expand and be able to support its current population. In the third segment of a five part series on infrastructure in the U.S., NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez reports with Blueprint America on how the suburbs of Arizona grow with no boundaries.

Oct 15th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Infrastructure Debate — A Two-way Street

The NewsHour’s Ray Suarez talks with Chris Edwards, the director of fiscal policy at the CATO Institute, and Michael Gallis, an urban development consultant, on the future of America’s infrastructure.

Oct 14th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Thanks, but no thanks: Louisiana & the Stimulus

While some states are looking everywhere for funding as revenues fall, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is thinking twice about taking stimulus money from the federal government. Even as the state's infrastructure is reeling, he tells Blueprint America that there are consequences to unchecked government borrowing and spending.

Oct 14th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Big Builder

Fred Salvucci, commonly referred to as "The father of the Big Dig," about his thoughts on the largest, most expensive U.S. infrastructure project to date.

Oct 14th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Driven to Despair

With gas prices spiking and home values crumbling, the American working class dream of a cheap commute to work from ever-appreciating houses on the fringes of suburbia has become more like an American nightmare.

Oct 10th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [TIMELINE] Driven to Despair: Los Angeles — City on the move

A history of transit in the Los Angeles area as the city modernized at the turn of the 20th Century through today.

Oct 10th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Driven to Despair: The Long Commute

Audel Vilda is struggling to reconcile high gas prices, a crushing drop in the value of his home and his desire to spend more time with his family.

Oct 10th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [TERMS] Driven to Despair: Exurbia, New Urbanism, TODs

Transportation terms defined.

Oct 10th, 2008
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