We are often called to address these kinds of problems in debates, studies or academic conferences.
This talks about the failure of conferences for advancing solutions for really entrenched problems. This says conferences about congestion and road funding, however necessary, may not produce sustainable results soon enough.
This talks about a powerful way to reach a rational consensus about a problem before attempting to derive solutions. This says that we may not be able to reach a shared understanding of the problem if we continue business as usual.