The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides significant public investment in US transportation networks, broadband, and public works projects. It addresses a broad range of critical needs in the United States’ built environment. The act will modernize the country’s aging infrastructure through extensive upgrades for roads and bridges. The IIJA further provides funding to replace lead pipes that provide drinking water and to remediate pollution in disadvantaged communities. This panel will explore what is required to ensure this investment helps build a more inclusive, sustainable economy and will explore practical solutions and investment areas that can accelerate this.