Saving Coney Island from the roller coaster of climate change

Media Note: To view and download images of the class at Coney Island and renderings of individual projects, go to https://cornell.box.com/v/coneyisland. ITHACA, N.Y. – Through the lens of natural history, Coney Island features marshes, wetlands, creeks and a sandy shore. Today, it’s famous for hot dogs, crowded beaches, Mermaid Avenue and Luna Park. But as […]

The future of our cities: Engineers test resilient, intelligent infrastructure

Media Note: Videos, images and additional background information can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/pipelinetesting. You can also see one of the tests on YouTube. ITHACA, N.Y. – Like many of today’s household devices, modern infrastructure is gaining the ability to collect and exchange valuable data using wireless devices that monitor the health of buildings […]

Current highway funding reauthorization bill would discourage infrastructure investment

Rick Geddes is an associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, and the founding director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy. His research focuses on innovative funding and financing of major infrastructure projects, particularly in the transportation and water sectors. He believes the U.S. infrastructure challenge is creating […]