I’m not taking a position on this argument at Treehugger but have a question:
A lot of the infrastructure in this country needs to be re-built,” says Gardner, University of New Hampshire associate professor of civil engineering and director of the Environmental Research Group. “We have a real opportunity to re-build the infrastructure the right way with sustainable materials and socially sensitive designs that protect air, water, land, and human resources.”
My question is – do we have the capacity, the intestinal fortitude and political will to do whatever has to be done? We are going to grow – as a county, city, state, country and world. Is our infrastructure, as we know it, adequate for the next 100 years?
This absolutely is a real estate query – quality infrastructure and “getting places” contributes greatly to quality of life – and therefore real estate values.