Parks, Schools, Hospitals, Civic Buildings

Assemblyman Chiu seeks $250 million in state money for decaying SF seawall

San Francisco Chronicle » As much as $250 million in state taxes generated from development along San Francisco’s waterfront would be directed toward the city’s ambitious plan to reconstruct the crumbling Embarcadero seawall, under legislation Assemblyman David Chiu will introduce Monday.

2018-03-20T07:42:38+00:00 March 18th, 2018|California, Urban, Water|

Crack on Florida Bridge Was Discussed in Meeting Hours Before Collapse

The New York Times » Hours before the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on Thursday, the engineering company for the bridge held a meeting to discuss a crack on the structure, according to a statement from the university released early Saturday.

2018-03-20T07:08:18+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|

Engineer of FIU bridge reported cracks in structure to FDOT days before collapse

Politico » Two days before the catastrophic collapse of a newly-built Florida International University pedestrian bridge that claimed the lives of at least six people, the lead engineer on the project called state transportation officials to warn of cracks in the massive structure.

2018-03-20T07:12:50+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|

Trump administration cites augmented reality, satellite broadband as ‘transformative’ infrastructure projects

The Washington Post » The Trump administration wants to spend $20 billion on a range of risky but potentially “transformative” infrastructure projects, such as satellite networks to provide rural broadband, new launchpads for private rockets, and “augmented reality” technologies to visualize and manage urban traffic congestion, a senior official said Wednesday.

2018-03-20T08:44:38+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Trump & Infrastructure, Urban|

The Drowning Coast: A Louisiana Village Fights for Time

The New York Times » Jean Lafitte may be just a pinprick on the map, but it is also a harbinger of an uncertain future. As climate change contributes to rising sea levels, threatening to submerge land from Miami to Bangladesh, the question for Lafitte, as for many coastal areas across the globe, is less whether it will succumb than when — and to what degree scarce public resources should be invested in artificially extending its life.

2018-02-27T12:01:11+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Louisiana, U.S. News, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

Nearly half of California is in a drought again

Curbed San Francisco » Despite a smattering of precipitation this week that included a surprise hail storm, February remains perilously arid in California, and the US Drought Monitor reports that nearly half of the state is in drought conditions and that nearly all of California is dangerously under-hydrated right now.

2018-02-27T09:40:07+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|California, Drinking Water, Urban, Water|
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