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.
America’s national parks are more popular than ever, but they’re facing serious challenges. Aging infrastructure and decades of underfunding have resulted in a backlog of maintenance repairs that is estimated at nearly $11.3 billion.
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Restore America's Parks
Pew’s work to restore America’s parks seeks to raise awareness about the $11.3 billion deferred maintenance backlog facing the National Park Service (NPS) and implement long-term solutions to this challenge. The effort includes collaborating with...
Broadband connects communities to an increasingly digital world. It has transformed industries, changed the way we access goods and services, and become an indispensable part of modern life. Yet despite more than two decades of public and private...
The United States has over 3.5 million miles of shoreline, and coastal counties are home to more than 123 million people. These areas, often heavily populated and highly developed, are at risk from floods and hurricanes. Pew’s initiative focuses on...
The fiscal challenges facing all levels of government are focusing attention on the federal-state relationship and leading to discussions about how costs should be allocated among local, state, and the federal governments. Pew provides policymakers...