WPA and Public Infrastructure

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WPA and Public Infrastructure

  1. 1. Parfait Gasana and William Darity Jr.<br />America’s Urban Infrastructure: Confronting Her Challenges, Embracing Her Opportunities<br />Washington University in St. LouisDanforth CampusNovember 19-20, 2009<br />Resuscitating the WPA in the Current Crisis<br />
  2. 2. Current Condition of Public Infrastructure<br />
  3. 3. Source: KGW.com<br />Source: blog.cleveland.com<br />Source: WordPress.com<br />Copyright © 2006-2009 One percent of Anything<br />Copyright 2007-2009 GM-Volt.com, LLC<br />Copyright (c) 2009 Groundspeak, Inc<br />
  4. 4. Works Progress Administration (WPA)<br />Source: Public Works Administration, America Builds: The Record of the PWA (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1939), tables 10, 11, 13, 19, and 20, 279-82, 288-91.)<br />Source: Federal Works Agency, Final Report on the WPA Program, 1935-1943 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946), 50-52, 131-133.<br />
  5. 5. ARRA of 2009 Infrastructure Spending<br />Source: Blumenthal e. al, 2009<br />
  6. 6. (Source: Blumenthal e. al, 2009)<br />

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