Four Steps to Undo the Harms of Legacy Infrastructure in the COVID-19 Recovery

This Brief outlines a four-part stimulus program to deal with harmful legacy infrastructure assets as part of the long-term recovery from COVID-19 in the U.S. Historically, infrastructure, such as roads, pipelines, and transmission lines, while built to serve, sometimes brought harm in the areas of environment, health, and economic opportunity especially to minority communities. The steps suggested to address the inequity of legacy infrastructure are: (1) analyze the costs of inaction on legacy systems; (2) allocate funding for virtual public engagement; (3) offer resources for interim installations and infrastructure experiments; and (4) reward successful infrastructure projects that remove legacy harms.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6p

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  • Accession Number: 01762313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 2021 10:35AM