Infrastructure Policy


Regardless of political party or ideology, most policymakers agree about one thing: infrastructure investment is important and necessary for economic growth and public safety. Some of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the United States, including the Interstate Highway System and the Tennessee Valley Authority, were catalyzed by federal policies. As federal investment in infrastructure has declined, infrastructure policies at the federal, state, and local levels have sought to shift responsibilities to other stakeholders through new financial and contract structures. This work builds on on-going interviews with policymakers and practitioners who continue to build coalitions and plans for infrastructure delivery.

Sample Publications and Presentations
Nowacki, C., Gasparro, K. (2018, February 9). Why Trump’s infrastructure ambitions are likely to stall. The Conversation.
Gasparro, K., & South, A. (2017, June 7). Create a Federal Cabinet-Level Infrastructure Post, Experts Say. Engineering News Record
Gasparro, K. (2016-2017). Innovative Financing Strategies for Local Infrastructure. Stanford International Policy Review 3(1). (68-85).  
Gasparro, K., South A., Levitt, R., Fukuyama, F. (2017). Opportunities for United States Infrastructure Policy: A Roundtable of Experts. Proceedings of the 15th Engineering Project Organization Conference.