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Too short-sighted for our own good?

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?…  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.

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