Cities chosen for innovative infra partnerships

Ten cities have been selected to enter into a program to accelerate transformative infrastructure projects.

Credit: Accelerator for America

Led by the Accelerator for America thinktank, the Innovative Infrastructure Initiative (i3) will see the cities working with Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners to deliver a wide range of projects, including comprehensive electric vehicle charging infrastructure; development of tech-enabled multimodal transportation hubs; significant community and economic development projects; and innovative reuse of public land.

“We know that our collective work will identify and develop innovative ways for cities across the country, and of all sizes, to deliver modern infrastructure projects that strengthen families, communities and economies,” said Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, president and CEO of Accelerator for America.

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners is an infrastructure focused investor, established by Google parent company Alphabet, and comprising the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP); and StepStone Group (StepStone), one of the world’s largest private infrastructure investors.

The 10 cohort cities for the first iteration of the i3 program are:

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Johnson County, Kansas

  • Kansas City, Missouri

  • Lansing, Michigan

  • Louisville, Kentucky

  • Riverside, California

  • San Diego, California

  • Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma