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Jeff Sachs: Sustainable Infrastructure after the Automobile Age

THE BOSTON GLOBE

Jeffrey D. Sachs
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
(Third in a weekly series)

THE BREAKTHROUGH AMERICAN infrastructure of the early 19th century was the Erie Canal, which connected the Midwest farm belt with the Port of New York and the eastern seaboard. In the second half of the 19th century, the railroad offered the next infrastructure revolution by connecting the two oceans and the continent in between. In the middle of the last century, the transformational infrastructure was the Interstate Highway System, consummating America’s 20th-century love affair with the automobile. Continua la lettura di Jeff Sachs: Sustainable Infrastructure after the Automobile Age