Posted: October 2nd, 2008
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Opening Remarks

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private sector finance and management, whether as a complement or as a substitute for traditional government ownership and operation. Hear opening remarks from Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University. This program was held by the Manhattan Institute.


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