Disruptive market, demographic and environmental dynamics are fundamentally reshaping America's economic landscape. In this new reality, the United States must redouble its effort to rebuild and renew the critical infrastructure assets that will enable the growth of a more productive, inclusive, and resilient economy. This is no small task. As the federal government continues to scale back its role in the sector, a new generation of ideas and innovators are needed to fill the gap. read more
We are now living in the era of big data. The White House's recent announcement on sharing data to help communities prepare for climate change is a fantastic example of the power of big data to address global challenges. This project is going to make climate information available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)... read more
This year mayors along the eastern seaboard are letting out sighs of relief that the U.S. made it through this hurricane season without a major storm system hitting landfall. Meanwhile some areas affected by Superstorm Sandy are still cleaning up from last year's devestation and communities from the Phillippines to Illinois have suffered extreme devestation because of other severe weather events. Cities across America have good reason to expect that increasingly severe... read more
NEW ORLEANS — A team of experts in the areas of law, finance and engineering will soon come to the city to help officials plan a long-term vision for dealing with stormwater infrastructure.
New Orleans is one of eight cities that will benefit from the RE.invest Initiative. Other cities are Milwaukee; Honolulu; El Paso, Texas; Hoboken, N.J.; Miami Beach, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; and San Francisco. Each participating city will receive about... read more
In an event held with media yesterday afternoon, the Rockerfeller Foundation along with public, private and non-profit partners announced a two-year city infrastructure investment program dubbed the RE.invest Initiative. The first phase of the initiative will be investments in eight partner cities across the country to help develop resilient urban stormwater infrastructure systems. The goals of the initiative are to help cities use public resources more efficiently and attract new sources of private investment, ... read more
NORFOLK (AP) — Flood-prone Norfolk is one of eight cities nationwide chosen by the Rockefeller Foundation for a program to finance and build better storm water infrastructure. The idea is to help prevent significant damage during severe weather like Superstorm Sandy. In Norfolk, city streets regularly flood during even minor rain storms. The two-year initiative is intended to help cities rethink the way they design, plan, implement and finance urban infrastructure. The other cities chosen... read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday that Honolulu is one of eight cities chosen to participate in the RE.invest Initiative according to the initiativeâs website, it is a collaboration among eight cities and engineering, law, and finance firms to create new public-private partnerships for infrastructure work.The selection makes the City and County of Honolulu eligible for help from engineers, attorneys and financing experts to design green infrastructure programs that can be financed by private and... read more
1. adjust the focus of (a lens or one's eyes).
"refocus attention on yourself through repeating your main points"