America is at a pivotal moment in maintaining and modernizing its public infrastructure. Our nation's roads, bridges, water systems and energy networks have long been in poor repair. Much of the country's public infrastructure was put into place over fifty years ago, and many of these systems are simply overwhelmed or worn out. Infrastructure that is in poor condition or disrepair is mostly a hidden problem until it inconveniently stops working or worse, when ghastly consequences ensue from catastrophic failures.
Steedman, Tracy L.; Del Percio, Stephen; and Kimball, Matthew L.
"The Greening of Public Private Partnerships: What Design Professionals and Contractors Need to Know for Green Building's Next Legal Frontier,"
University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ubjld/vol3/iss2/2