Introduction: Sustainability—A Broad Perspective
A Framework for the Sustainability of Infrastructure
This book summarizes the first phase of the research on the environmental sustainability of infrastructure as part of the Zofnass Program at Harvard University. In the fall of 2008, when we started the Program, there was little available to meaningfully address and measure the impact on the environment of large infrastructure systems.
Our vast networks of energy, water, waste, transportation, landscapes, and communications are the fundamental means by which our society sustains life and well-being. These systems inherently impact on and interact with our environment ...