Money Matters.

Underfunded infrastructure creates real costs for Americans. By one estimate (from the American Society of Civil Engineers), failing infrastructure costs America’s families $3,400 annually in lost disposable income – often affecting low-income communities the most.

The guide, Resilience, Equity, and Innovation, details the field-tested tools and silo-busting processes used by participating cities to increase both equity and resilience in financing infrastructure. The strategy was also structural, creating teams that transcend four city departments – economic development, planning and public works, economic development, and the mayor’s office.

The resources on this page are for cities who are willing to experiment, the local leaders ready to take risks and the municipalities directing their attention and resources in service of a more effective government. When taking on an infrastructure finance challenge, our City Accelerator cities didn’t choose between fixing aging infrastructure, building resilience, or mending inequity. Listen to our podcast and download Resilience, Equity and Innovation to learn how your city can build tangible and sustainable resiliency and equity so that low-income residents, in particular, will benefit from capital projects that drive cities forward.

Read the Running Commentary and Analysis from their 18-month journey.