Imitate, Don’t Innovate

Why Can’t We Build Infrastructure Cheaply, Quickly and Well?

Marron Fellow Alon Levy is quoted in an article by Governing columnist Alex Marshall. Levy outlines the way forward for building efficient, cost-effective infrastructure in the US.

The urbanist and scholar Alon Levy says Americans need to get over their apparent reluctance to look at how other countries do things — that we should imitate, not innovate. "The US needs to understand that the path to a future with better American transportation lies not in America's past, but in Europe and East Asia's present," Levy wrote on [their] blog. The history, he wrote, is "one of American insularity and stagnation, to which the solution is to adapt technologies that work elsewhere."

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