Rick Geddes - 2:33
December 2016


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Infrastructure 2.0 Project

Infrastructure 2.0 Project will focus on developing public policies [more]


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Inaugural Meeting of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6-8pm, Cornell Club, New York City.
See the article in the Chronicle


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  The Road to Renewal book cover
The Road to Renewal
Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

R. Richard Geddes

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The Advisory Board of Cornell's Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) proudly announced the appointment of 10 new Members to its ranks at its Annual Fall Meeting held at Cornell University on October 24th & 25th, 2017. The appointments were made during a busy week of campus activities which included fall semester meetings of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

The new Board Members include CEOs and other global infrastructure leaders from companies and universities in the US as well as internationally. The new Board Members join CPIP at an important time as it looks to expand the reach of its core research and teaching mission. CPIP is also working to forge new strategic alliances with other leading academic centers, including the Global Projects Center at Stanford University, to conduct focused study and research on infrastructure matters.

CPIP Advisory Board Chair Anthony Ferrari noted, "The remarkable experience, relationships, and global reach of these new Board members, along with our distinguished group of current Board members, across the infrastructure sector including transportation, water, power and social infrastructure, positions CPIP to be one of the leading academic centers of infrastructure not only in the US, but on a world stage." Mr. Ferrari added, "I would like to personally thank our new and continuing Board members for their tremendous contributions, and I look forward to working closely with them in the future to realize CPIP's academic mission."

CPIP Director and Co-Founder Rick Geddes said, "CPIP has made tremendous gains in research and teaching since its founding. Today and looking forward, CPIP has never been in a stronger position to achieve its goal of educating the next generation of infrastructure leaders, coordinating a global network of dedicated policy researchers, and widely distributing our findings on emerging issues and best practices." Geddes added, "We owe a debt of gratitude to Cornell University, especially the academic leadership in the Colleges of Human Ecology and Engineering, and all our faculty and student affiliates and visiting scholars, for their steadfast support of CPIP."

Anthony Ferrari:"As Chair of the Cornell CPIP Advisory Board, I am honoured to have the opportunity to announce the following leaders in Infrastructure / P3 have been appointed to the CPIP Advisory Board:"

  • Cintra (Madrid) - CEO - Enrique Diaz-Rato
  • Global Via (Madrid) - CEO - Javier Perez Fortea
  • ACS Infrastructure Development NA (Miami) - CEO - Nuria Haltiwanger
  • AECOM Capital (Wash DC & New York) - SVP and Global P3 Leader - Karl Reichelt
  • CH2M Global Water Business Group (Denver) - President - Peter Nicol
  • Bechtel (Wash DC) - Principal VP & Head of PPP - Keith Hennessey
  • Parsons Enterprises (New York) - EVP & P3 Leader - Ruth McMorrow
  • Loop Capital (Chicago) - CEO, Chairman & Founder - Jim Reynolds, Jr.
  • Nossaman LLP (Los Angeles) - Partner & Infrastructure Practice Group Chair - Patrick Harder
  • Cornell Professor & Chair of International Advisory Group at Cambridge University Centre for Smart Infrastructure - Thomas Denis O'Rourke

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The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) is focused on improving the delivery, maintenance, and operation of physical infrastructure. This will be accomplished through dedicated teaching, research, and outreach efforts in infrastructure policy. A key focus will be on infrastructure funding and financing. CPIP coordinates scholars across multiple disciplines both inside and outside of Cornell University who share an interest in public policies impacting infrastructure. CPIP develops and disseminates research relevant to those policies. CPIP collaborates with partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to achieve those goals.

  • Educate the next generation of infrastructure leaders and professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Coordinate an active global network of researchers in infrastructure policy
  • Disseminate research findings through conferences policy briefs, media availability, and other outreach efforts
  • Maintain a web presence dedicated to global infrastructure policy issues
  • Track data on infrastructure projects and policies relevant for assessing innovative approaches

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The Need

Aging infrastructure, growing demand in a number of sectors, and constrained state and local budgets are placing severe stress on the delivery of critical infrastructure services. New policy approaches, educational programs, and outreach efforts are needed to address this acute problem. For more information, please contact CPIP Director Rick Geddes.