Significant to meeting the objectives of the Institute in establishing
credibility and relevance, as well as engaging the public in infrastructure
policy discussions, special events will be staged from time to
time. An immediate example is the development of a case study of
the development of the Alameda corridor. Efforts will be made to
present the case study in a dramatic and engaging way. Results
of interviews with key players in this project may be presented
as testimony, with the audience voting as to whether the project
can be deemed a success. The goal is to focus on decision-making
issues of alternatives, costs, public participation, mitigations,
allocation of impacts and policy-maker response to organized opposition.
"Living case studies" may also be developed which respond
to "hot-spots" in specific localities generating media
and public interest.