Making smart choices about infrastructure policy can help address larger policy challenges, from transportation to technology to flood protection. Pew’s research examines issues that are critical to improving the economy, our shared environment, and civic life. It includes a focus on understanding the partnership of the federal government, states, and localities.

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  • Shoring up Communities: Investing in resilient infrastructure

    Please join The Pew Charitable Trusts for a discussion on the challenges facing our country’s infrastructure and approaches to safeguarding it from the effects of severe weather. It will center on how the Trump administration and Congress can help the United States withstand natural disasters by modernizing infrastructure through smart policy and solid funding and incorporating nature-based... Read More

  • Congress Invests in Flood Preparedness

    Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S., a fact that is unlikely to change with the predicted increase in heavy downpours and other severe storms in many regions of the country. But the risk of floods could go down, thanks to Congress’ recent funding of two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs. The funding measures were included in the bipartisan... Read More

  • National Park Case Studies

    The National Park Service needs almost $12 billion to eliminate its backlog of deferred maintenance.  The Pew Charitable Trusts’ campaign to restore America’s parks has created a series of case studies highlighting examples of repairs needed at our nation’s treasures. Read More