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Infrastructure Now forum with Regional Plan Association

The benefits of greater public and private investment in infrastructure are enormous—job creation, enhanced economic competitiveness, and a greener footprint. But first, America has to fix its paralytic legal infrastructure. Common Good and Regional Plan Association hosted a forum in Washington, D.C. on November 21 to explore obstacles to effective infrastructure investment and solutions to the regulatory and beaurocratic mess.

The forum featured participants from government, policy groups, and the private sector, including:

  • Sen. Angus King (I-ME)
  • Steve W. Black, Bingham Consulting
  • Matthew Carstens, ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Jenny D’Anna, ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Tyler Duvall, McKinsey & Company
  • E. Donald Elliott, Yale Law School
  • George Frampton, Jr., Covington & Burling
  • Travers Garvin, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Philip K. Howard, Common Good
  • Nick A. Malyshev, OECD
  • Diana Mendes, AECOM
  • Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy
  • Robert D. Yaro, Regional Plan Association

You can view the full webcast of the forum here, and we'll be posting edited video clips in the coming days. In addition, we've issued a press release with results of a national survey on environmental reviews. Below, some photos from the event:

Philip K. Howard
Opening remarks from Philip K. Howard

Sen. Angus King
Comments from Sen. Angus King (I-ME)

Far Side comic
Diana Mendes of AECOM: "This is how we do things with NEPA":