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Infrastructure Sustainability and Design by Daniel Schodek, Stephen J. Ramos, Andreas Georgoulias, Spiro N. Pollalis

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14

Issues in Assessing Urban Infrastructures

The Zofnass Program Team1

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Introduction

This chapter discusses some of the issues that must be considered in developing a system for assessing and rating the relative sustainability of infrastructure projects with respect to environmental, economic, and social considerations.

What is Sustainable Infrastructure?

What is meant by sustainable infrastructure? This question actually has two important parts. One is what is meant by “sustainable” and the other is what is “infrastructure.” In the past, the term infrastructure generally meant publicly funded physical works that were shared by the residents of a city or town, such as roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater, electrical and ...

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