This book presents an in-depth look at US infrastructure and its challenges in the 21st century.
While infrastructure has received considerable attention in recent years, much of the discussion has concentrated
broader understanding of the challenges facing US infrastructure. The book is divided into three parts: Part I looks at the challenges from a structural, technological, and sustainability perspective; Part II from an economic, productivity, and finance perspective; and Part III from an institutional, security, and political perspective.
Written primarily for policy makers, managers, and administrators in public and private organizations, as well as individuals and academics with an interest in the future of US infrastructure, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the US infrastructure problem, its causes and consequences, and suggests timely, specific measures that may be taken at the state, local, and federal levels to improve and better secure our roads, transit, public buildings, economy, and technology.
Table of Contents
Forward - Brian J.L. Berry
Preface - Aman Khan and Klaus Becker
Chapter 1: US Infrastructure: An Overview of Issues and Opportunities
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Part I: Structure, Technological Innovation and Sustainability
Chapter 2: State of US Infrastructure: Current and Future Perspective
Bjorn Birgisson and Robert L. Lytton
Chapter 3: Technological Innovation and Intelligent Transportation Systems for the US: Perspectives for the 21st Century
Stephen G. Ritchie, Craig Rindt, and Dean Deeter
Chapter 4: Information Technology and US Infrastructure: Perspectives for the 21st Century
Burcu Akinci and Varun Kasireddy
Chapter 5: Enhancing Sustainability of Transportation Infrastructure in the 21st Century: The Case for Using Increased Recycled Materials in Pavement Construction
Musharraf Zaman, Rouzbeh Ghabchi and Zahid Hossain
Chapter 6: The Sustainability Myth: How a Changing Climate Alters the Paradigms of Infrastructure Design and Maintenance
Part II: Economics, Productivity, and Finance
Chapter 7: Microeconomic Perspectives on US Transportation Infrastructure: Challenges and Directions for the 21st Century
Chapter 8: Critical Macroeconomic and Multisectoral Perspectives on US Infrastructure: Challenges and Directions for the 21st Century
Haider A. Khan
Chapter 9: Cross State Variation in the Characteristics, Effects and Financing of US Highways
Randall W. Eberts
Chapter 10: Infrastructure Productivity and the US Economy: Prospects for the 21st Century
Olga Murova and Aman Khan
Chapter 11: Financing US Infrastructure: Choices for the 21st Century
Chapter 12: Public-Private Partnership and the Future of US Infrastructure
Jonathan. L. Gifford
Part III: Institutions, Security and Politics
Chapter 13: US Infrastructure Gap(s): Federal Policy and Local Public Institutions
Michael Bennon, Julie Kim and Raymond Levitt
Chapter 14: Planning Robust 21st Century US Urban Infrastructure: Socially Driven Transitions from Pre-Industrial, Carbon Intensive and Carbon-Sensitive Infrastructure
Rae Zimmerman, Nancy B. Grimm and Alice Brawley-Chesworth
Chapter 15: Energy Infrastructure Security: Challenges and Directions for the 21st Century
Annette Sobel, Brian Ancell and Richard Lanza
Chapter 16: Infrastructure Politics: Implications for a Cohesive National Transportation Policy in the 21st Century
Aman Khan, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Director of the Institute of Governmental Finance at Texas Tech University.
Klaus Becker, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and the current Chair of the Department of Economics at Texas Tech University.