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Friday, May 31, 2013

Can Silicon Valley help rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure

Dilapidated bridge in Virginia















The urgent need to repair America's crumbling infrastructure was documented in a recent report by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Can Silicon Valley fix the public network?

Crowdfunding groups such as Kickstarter are a popular method in Silicon Valley for funding startups, films and other projects.

The civic crowdfunding platform Neighbor.ly and the solar energy crowdfunding site Mosiac have started to address the problem of repairing the country's infrastructure, reports the Washington Post. Read more