Infrastructure Innovation Tour

Infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and of modern society, but it is often taken for granted until it fails to work. 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.

Join us on an Infrastructure Innovation tour of the state of Michigan and help us continue the conversation. Expert teams visit the following communities to discuss issues and opportunities related to infrastructure and its role in daily life.

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

Click here for a list of tour resources and links. 

 

TOUR STOPS

JUNE 25, 2019 | DETROIT
Tour Summary

MAY 28, 2019 | SAULT STE MARIE
Soo Locks & Shipping/Commerce

APRIL 29, 2019 | SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN / KALAMAZOO
PFAS & Water

APRIL 8, 2019 | MACOMB COUNTY / STERLING HEIGHTS
Roads

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 | SANILAC COUNTY
Rural Broadband Access

OCTOBER 31, 2019 | MONROE
Algae & Water Infrastructure

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