In spite of its vital importance, there has never been anything close to a coherent public infrastructure policy in the United States. Most of the work has fallen to state and local governments. Building the Public City is concerned with the historical, institutional and cases analyses of state and local government public infrastructure policy.
Table of Contents
Building the Public City - David C Perry An IntroductionPolitics and the Engineering Mind - Jameson W Doig O H Ammann and the Hidden Story of the George Washington BridgeEconomic Development and Infrastructure - Robert Mier Planning in the Context of Progressive PoliticsConditions of Confusion and Conflict - Claire L Felbinger Rethinking the Infrastructure-Economic Development LinkagePublic Infrastructure and Special Purpose Governments - James Leigland Who Pays and HowPublic Works and Public Dollars - Heywood T Sanders Federal Infrastructure Aid and Local Investment PolicyBuilding the City through the Backdoor - David C Perry The Politics of Debt, Law and Public Infrastructure