Author: Brookings Events Staff      4/21/2021                  Brookings


Two electrical engineers in front of a power line

Dear Ronald,

Thank you for your interest in last week’s event, “Rebuilding American infrastructure for the 21st century.” Sens. Tom Carper and Maria Cantwell—chairs of the Senate Committees on Environment and Public Works and Commerce, and Science and Transportation, respectively—bookended the event by outlining their priorities for infrastructure legislation and offering a glimpse of what to expect. A panel of infrastructure experts continued the conversation with perspectives from the public, private, and academic sectors. An event recording is posted here.

In a new Brookings report presented at the event, “Rebuild with purpose: An affirmative vision for 21st century American infrastructure,” Adie Tomer, Joseph Kane, and Caroline George propose a grand reimagining of U.S. infrastructure to revitalize the transportation, water, energy, and broadband systems that power the nation’s economy. Listen to Tomer discuss the history and future of infrastructure on an episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast.

Stay in the loop on all things infrastructure policy by signing up for our Infrastructure newsletter, and keep up to date on content and events from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program by signing up for our bi-weekly Metro Update. Thank you again, and we look forward having you join us at future events.

Rebuilding American infrastructure for the 21st century