Infrastructure Innovation Tour
Michigan and the nation made big investments in infrastructure in the 20th century, which are starting to show their age and are overdue for improvement.
During the past five years, URC institutions conducted $1.64B in infrastructure-related research and initiatives in the fields of water, mobility, energy and communications. R&D efforts that spanned more than one of those categories equaled $274M. These contributions to infrastructure innovations and talent continue to reshape how people and business interact with their built and digital environments.
Relive an Infrastructure Innovation tour of the state of Michigan and help us continue the conversation. Expert teams visited several communities to discuss issues and opportunities related to infrastructure and its role in daily life.
JUNE 25, 2019 | DETROIT
MAY 28, 2019 | SAULT STE MARIE
Soo Locks & Shipping/Commerce
APRIL 29, 2019 | SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN / KALAMAZOO
PFAS & Water
NOVEMBER 19, 2019 | SANILAC COUNTY
Rural Broadband Access
OCTOBER 31, 2019 | MONROE
Algae & Water Infrastructure
Read a final report on the tour, commissioned by the URC and produced by Elizabeth Riggs, managing director, of Freshwater Coast Solutions, LLC. Summary URC Tour, June 2019