The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern Infrastructure Technology Institute, of which Dr. Schofer is Director.
Moynihan Train Hall - Designing a New Future for a Classic Building
On January 1, 2021, a new life began for the century-old James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan when it became the home of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall serving Amtrak and Long Island Railroad passengers. Preserving the Beaux-Arts exterior
Our 2021 Infrastructure Grade
A national perspective on the condition and performance of our infrastructure is important for informing the dialog about investing in this system that is so important for supporting our society and economy. Every four years the American Society of
Redesigning Streets for People
City streets do much more than just move traffic. They connect to our homes and businesses, supporting not just motor vehicles but pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well, and serving in the way of the ancient forum by proving spaces to shop, mingle,
Short Line and Regional Railroads
Railroads helped grow our nation, supporting settlement and economic growth from coast to coast. Today, the rail industry plays a central role in the most efficient freight and logistics system in the world. The 7 national, Class I railroads are
The Future of Big Cities after COVID-19
What’s the path forward for large cities once COVID-19 is controlled? Will workers and residents come back downtown? Will riders return to mass transit systems? How can we sustain them until then? Will the demand for
Broadband Access - Technology and Policy
Is the Internet a part of U.S. infrastructure? Although the physical infrastructure that carries the data is largely invisible, broadband Internet communication has become a backbone of our society and economy, carrying messages that support work,
Solid podcast with just enough information to keep you engaged. I enjoy learning about infrastructure so it’s a great listen. My feedback would be to do an episode or a mini series on “green” cities or sustainable cities or whatever that looks like. I know we can have amazing cities but have more efficient ones too.
Concise and Interesting
Very concise and informative interviews. I enjoy listening to technical interviews concerning infrastructure, but it’s hard for me to give them my full attention after a while. However, the roughly 20 minute time limit of this podcast helps keep me engaged and interested. I am looking forward to learning what else is new in the field I work in.
Great informative and concise podcast about a variety of subjects. Would appreciate sound of someone breathing to be muted out though.