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Special Events

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.