Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson has been a contributing editor with ARCHITECT since 2008. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Co.Design, and CityLab among many other publications.
It's not surprising that our president-elect thinks private investment is the key to solving funding shortfalls, but it's not like no one's tried that idea before. He's also focusing on new construction, which isn't the problem. The problem is paying for maintenance and repair.