2019: A Year of Promise for Public Infrastructure in the US

The convergence of innovation, policy, and necessity will reshape the ecosystem.

The holidays are a time for family, joy, and rebirth. Now, as Icons of Infrastructure nears its first-year anniversary, we are growing to provide our members, readers, and community   with a means to explore the changing US public infrastructure landscape and become an even more active part of it.

The future of US public infrastructure is becoming  brighter. New, disruptive technologies are changing how infrastructure is delivered; states and municipalities are increasingly looking at new ways of financing critically-needed infrastructure projects; and chatter on the Hill suggests that the Democratic-controlled House and the GOP-led Senate may revisit the stalled infrastructure debate, since both parties need a win.

The coming year will see Icons of Infrastructure evolve to better reflect a diverse and active market. As a digital community for the public infrastructure ecosystem, we will continue to provide a means though which innovators, thought leaders, and officials can work to address our nation’s critical infrastructure needs. In addition to our coverage of innovation around smart cities, the internet of things, and the evolving public utility space will see a new, focus on construction, project finance, and innovations which are set to drive US infrastructure forward.

“The coming year will see Icons of Infrastructure evolve to better reflect a diverse and active market.”

As a digital community, we will also bring you interviews with public and private sector leaders on the technologies shaping the public infrastructure landscape, as well as how they are shaping policies around mobility. Moreover, with the infrastructure debate on Capitol Hill set to begin when Congress comes back in January, we will keep our members and readers  in the thick of the debate by providing insights directly from market participants.

Icons has had a fantastic 2018: Our membership and number of readers has grown dramatically since we began last January; the success of events around grid security, jumpstarting utility financial transformation and  recently, the the Bronzeville utility microgrid project have expanded our reputation; and our content continues to showcase the ever-changing world of public infrastructure. As we move into 2019, we would  like to thank all of our members and readers community for your support, and encourage you to stay tuned as we continue to build Icons over the next year.

— Carl Winfield and the Icons of Infrastructure team

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