Chapter 1: Context
Infrastructure comes in two flavours:
- Social: The facilities that are dependent on population size and distribution, including hospitals, schools, intracity roads, sporting arenas, water supplies, prisons, food distribution, waste disposal and sewerage systems.
- Economic: The projects that facilitate our economic activity, including intercity roads, bridges, railways, airports, ports, energy generation and distribution, and telecoms.
Some amenities such as food distribution, energy systems and roads can be classified plausibly as both social and economic assets as they are necessary to the functioning of an urban environment but also enable the economic activity that makes this concentrated pattern of society feasible. ...