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#ForewordFriday: Better Together Edition

Can our infrastructure systems do more if they work together? Photo by Kevin Dooley, used under Creative Commons licensing. Can our infrastructure systems do more if they work together? Photo by Kevin Dooley, used under Creative Commons licensing.

We have the built environment on our minds right now, as editor Heather and lots of authors and friends attend the 22nd Congress for New Urbanism: The Resilient Community in Buffalo, New York, so this week's excerpt comes from Hillary Brown's new book, Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works. Brown sees that our infrastructure is practically disintegrating and calls for a new approach. By thinking holistically across a range of infrastructure types, she says, cities can develop innovative solutions that save money and are better for the environment--and can better withstand the uncertainty we all face in the coming years.