The remarkable experience, relationships, and global reach of our 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 the world stage.

Anthony Ferrari
CPIP Advisory Board Chair

CPIP has made tremendous gains in research and teaching since its founding. Looking forward, CPIP has never been in a stronger position to achieve its goal of educating the next generation of infrastructure leaders.

Rick Geddes
CPIP Director and Founder

News and Events
 

"Is a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan right for America?”, Deseret News, featuring Rick Geddes
April 14, 2021

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"Biden pitches $2.3T infrastructure plan as cure for Texas grid failure, but it’s not in the fine print", The Dallas Morning News, featuring Rick Geddes
April 13, 2021
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Biden’s infrastructure plan faces controversy over price tag and design” by Heather Long
Wall Street Journal, featuring Rick Geddes
March 31, 2021

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Biden unveils $2T American Jobs Plan to boost infrastructure“, featuring Rick Geddes interviewed by Ben Piven, Aljazeera
March 31, 2021

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Overview of U.S. Infrastructure Policy Issues Impacting the New York Metro Area”, Rick Geddes,  presentation to a remote audience organized by the Japanese Consulate in New York City
Slides:
Ms. Gelinas' slides: https://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/pdfs/1-Nicole-Gelinas-210324-Infrastructure-Webinar.pdf
Prof. Geddes' slides: https://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/pdfs/2-Dr-Richard-Geddes-210324-Infrastructure-Webinar.pdf
March 24, 2021

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How Many Trillions is the Next Democratic Spending Package?, featuring Professor Rick Geddes, The National Interest
March 30, 2021

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Asset Recycling Could Be the Best Fix to Crumbling National Infrastructure”, featuring Professor Rick Geddes, The Hill.
March 26, 2021

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How State and Local Governments Can Make The Most Of Their Infrastructure”, featuring Professor Rick Geddes published on the American Enterprise Institute website.
March 25, 2021

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Infrastructure Report Card from American Society of Civil Engineers, featuring Professor Rick Geddes 
March 12, 2021

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Richard Helppie’s “Common Bridge" radio interview featuring R. Rick Geddes
February 15, 2021
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Yahoo News - "Infrastructure may be 'the best way' for President Biden to bring unity to Congress", featuring R. Rick Geddes
February 3, 2021

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January, 2021 – American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where Professor R. Richard Geddes has served as a visiting scholar for over 20 years, has recently launched a new page on their website, solely dedicated to infrastructure policy: https://www.aei.org/infrastructure-policy/

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U.S. DOT’s Transportation Technology Tournament (TTT) student competition:
The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program are hosting a competition for students to work directly with public agencies to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions. The submission deadline is February 26, 2021.

Here are some resources about the program and competition:

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AEI - "Urgent steps for President Biden on postal reform" featuring R. Rick Geddes
January 4, 2021

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Cornell Research - "The Economics of Infrastructure Delivery" featuring R. Rick Geddes
October 1, 2020

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Yahoo! Finance - "DeJoy vows to deliver election ballots 'securely and on-time'" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 24, 2020

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BYU Radio - "USPS, March on Washington, Fire Tornadoes" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 24, 2020

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NPR - "Who Is Louis DeJoy? U.S. Postmaster General In Spotlight Ahead Of 2020 Election" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 21, 2020
"Well, certainly, most postmasters have come up through the ranks within the Postal Service. I don't view it as a liability. You know, I think it might bring fresh managerial perspectives into the operation of the Postal Service that could be good in the long run." - R. Rick Geddes
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ABC News - "Senate Homeland Security Committee grills postmaster general on USPS changes" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 21, 2020
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The Special Report - "US Post Office in Crisis" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 21, 2020

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Marketplace - "Post office’s financial woes partly Congress’ doing" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 17, 2020 
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Kare NBC - "The United States Postal Service and the November elections" featuring R. Rick Geddes
August 13, 2020
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Transportation Today - "Next COVID-19 stimulus bill viewed as opportunity to improve infrastructure investment" featuring R. Rick Geddes
May 27, 2020
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Health and Infrastructure, Rick Geddes 
May 13, 2020

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Cornell Chronicle - "$1.5M gift to advance Cornell's study of infrastructure policy" featuring R. Rick Geddes
November 1, 2019

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“Cost of Capital”, Rick Geddes, Ostrom Workshop, University of Illinois Blooming
October 28, 2019.

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Cornell Chronicle - "Cornell expert urges Congress to reform infrastructure policies" featuring R. Rick Geddes
October 2, 2019

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“Using Technology to Eliminate Traffic Congestion”, featuring Professors Rick Geddes and Oliver Gao, Systems Engineering
October 19, 2018

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MotherBoard "Replacing the NYC Subway System With Autonomous Cars Is a Terrible Idea - The subway may be ailing, but it's too important to give up on now." featuring R. Rick Geddes
June 15, 2018

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AEI.com - "Banter #319: Rick Geddes on hyperloop and the future of transportation" featuring Spencer Moore, Cecilia Gallogly, R. Richard Geddes
June 14, 2018

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PreventionWeb.com - "How will New Yorkers power through future hurricanes?" by David Nutt; featuring Dr. Arash Beheshtian
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 

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Congratulations to Dr. Rick Geddes on his appointment as a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Field of Systems Engineering at Cornell University.
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The Institute of Asset Management to host New York branch meeting, April 20, 2018 from 12-2pm. "The Real Deal: How Do Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) Work?"
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CPIP Panel discussion and reception, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
"Challenges & Opportunities in American Infrastructure: Technology, Resilience, Funding & Finance"

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Wall Street Journal- A Monetization of Public Assets Offers Hope
Featuring R. Richard Geddes
March 6, 2018 12:50 p.m. ET
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The future of infrastructure policy under the Trump administration: Remarks from Department of Transportation Under Secretary Derek Kan. Join AEI as Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Transportation Derek Kan outlines the details of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan. Following his remarks, AEI’s R. Richard Geddes will lead a discussion among infrastructure policy experts to review the main elements of the proposal and the future of US infrastructure policy.
March 22, 2018  |  2:00 pm - 3:30 PM  |  AEI, Auditorium, Washington, DC
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Knowledge@Wharton - Radio discussion on the proposal to build a hyperloop in India and Richard Branson's role in pushing this along. SiriusXM Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School The show is available online at SiriusXM’s channel 111.
Featuring: R. Richard Geddes
February 21, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal  - Why Some Stops Are a Cut Above the Rest Trump infrastructure plan would improve highway amenities.
By R. Richard Geddes
Feb. 19, 2018 2:55 p.m. ET
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PBS News Hour - What would it take to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure?
By Daniel Bush  |  Featuring R. Richard Geddes
Jan 8, 2018 5:30 PM EST 

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Radio WBUR 90.9 - Crumbling America: Disasters Strike Roads, Bridges And Airports
Guest host Tom Gjelten  | Guest Speaker R. Richard Geddes, Lauren Gardner, & Robert Puentes
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NBC News - Atlanta power outage highlights a larger problem with aging U.S. airports
by Kalhan Rosenblatt  | Featuring R. Richard Geddes
DEC 21 2017, 11:23 AM ET
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The Advisory Board has been steadily adding distinguished private sector industry leaders from the global infrastructure space to its ranks. The new Board Members join CPIP at an important time as the program 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 to conduct focused study and research on infrastructure matters.

CIPA MPA Infrastructure Concentration

The issues of population growth, rising living standards, urbanization, resource shortages, and an increasing focus on sustainability have made building and maintaining our physical infrastructure more challenging. The Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), has established a concentration to allow Master of Public Administration students to develop the skills and understanding to work in the areas of planning, implementation (i.e. financing and building) and operations. Building on CIPA’s tradition of a multi-disciplinary and flexible curriculum design, students can approach the broad area field of infrastructure from a number of number of perspectives, drawing on Cornell’s strengths in engineering, finance, planning, resource, policy analysis and sustainability studies. Students with this concentration will also have access to practitioners in the field and study internship opportunities. MPA graduates with an infrastructure concentration will be well equipped to work in the public and/or private sector.