|The Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy seeks to actively address the
economic policy, financial, demographic and other dimensions of
public infrastructure development in California.
The Institute undertakes research, outreach, and education activities
to further understanding and awareness of infrastructure challenges
facing the state and country. A central goal of The Institute is
to assist with policy prescriptions for public infrastructure development.
Specifically, the Institute compiles, evaluates, and disseminates
data and research pertaining to California infrastructure trends,
mechanisms and implications of investment spending, linkages between
infrastructure investment and state and local economic activity,
and related infrastructure issues. Institute analyses and forums
are intended to aid decision-makers in relevant policy formation,
regulation, and legislation. The Institute will focus on topics
of transportation, water, power, environment and related municipal
public works projects in the first several years of operation;
that purview may be expanded at the discretion of Institute leadership
and as budgetary resources permit. Central to the Institute's purpose
is the identification, research and dissemination of the most imaginative
infrastructure strategies for the range of infrastructure challenges
facing contemporary California as we enter into the 21st century.