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Date: 2017-09-22 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-PBS-PC-INFRASTRUCTURE


INFRASTRUCTURE
BUILDINGS, ROADS AND BRIDGES, RAILWAYS, AIRPORTS, SEAPORTS, ENERGY, COMMUNICATIONS, WATER AND SEWER, COMMUNICATIONS,
Buildings / Bridges / Rail / Water / Ports /
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INFRASTRUCTURE
The performance of the infrastructure is a major determinant of the performance of the complete socio-enviro-economic system. Western economists and policy makers since the end of WWII have focused on the idea that corporate profit and consumer consumption is the foundation for a 'healthy' economy, but this has very bad environmental conseqiuences when the efficiency of the system is compromised. It is worth noting that every poor community lacks for access to an efficient infrastrucuture, whether this is the infrastucture for water and sewage, or power, or transport, or communications!

COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
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OFFICE BUILDINGS
The Empire State Building in New York City was built in the 1930s. It has been modernised to make it one of the more environmentally friendly buildings in the USA
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RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
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SUBURBAN SPRAWL
The 'suburbs' have been a symbol of middle class success for the past 100 years, but the problems arising from suburban development have diminished the attractiveness of this style of living. This is being aggravated by a whole range of issues including the inconvenience of commuting long distances to work, the inefficiency of the typical housing estate, the environmental footprint of suburban living, etc.
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
ROADS AND BRIDGES
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
RAIL ... PERMANENT WAY / TRACK
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
AIRPORTS / AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
SEAPORTS
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WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE
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WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE
The state of the water and sewer infrastructure around the world is a global disgrace. In the rich industrial countries the infrastructure is antiquated and in need of maintenance and repair and in developing countries there are huge numbers of people with no access to the essential water and sewer services because there is no infrastructure. There is not enough water in the right places to satisfy the needs of people and agriculture and industry. Water that is used in various ways should be treated appropriately before discharge into the environment, but this is arely adequate and run-off into valuable watersheds is commonplace.
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ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
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CRUDE OIL PIPELINES

COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
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FLOOD CONTROL
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Infrastructure ... Flood Control
Global crisis
There have been major floods in all sorts of place ... Why?
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Infrastructure ... Flood Control
Global crisis
There have been major floods in all sorts of place ... Why?
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Country ... USA ... Infrastructure -v- Politics -v- Big Business
The Koch brothers just kicked mass transit in the face
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USC-Phelps-Dunbar-Third-Coast-Reshoring
Development of the US Gulf Coast ports and industry ... 2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/USC-Phelps-Dunbar-Third-Coast-Reshoring.pdf'
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Christopher-Swan-Commons-Sense-2014.pdf
How technology can change the performance of infrastructure
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Ideas/ChristopherSwan/Christopher-Swan-Commons-Sense-2014.pdf'
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WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE
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The state of the water and sewer infrastructure around the world is a global disgrace. In the rich industrial countries the infrastructure is antiquated and in need of maintenance and repair and in developing countries there are huge numbers of people with no access to the essential water and sewer services because there is no infrastructure.

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Issue
Infrastructure
Basic observation
Infrastructure has deteriorated in most parts of the “south” and is mostly dysfunctional, making any industrial productivity low.
Prevailing response
A few big infrastructure projects are in process and on the drawing board. Some are going to add value, but the maximizing of value from these projects rarely happens because of the value export of the typical business model. Meanwhile little is done to upgrade a deteriorated infrastructure.
A better response
Rehabilitation of deteriorated infrastructure is a priority, and best done by using local contractors and a maximum of local content. The process of infrastructure building should maximize value adding, and this means local labor, local capacity and local capital to the extent it is available.





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