Making smart choices about infrastructure policy can help address larger policy challenges, from transportation to technology to clean energy. 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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On March 17, The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter to the White House urging support for Executive Order 13690, the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), which was issued Jan. 30, 2015. In the letter, Laura Lightbody, director of Pew’s flood-prepared communities program, stresses that new construction and repairs of public infrastructure should be built with long-term... Read More
To help Americans better prepare for and respond to floods, Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would require communities to take pre-emptive action to end the cycle of flooding and rebuilding and the resulting costs of recovery. Read More
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