Spring 2017: Getting regional infrastructure right

Spring 2017: Getting regional infrastructure right

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Infrastructure is often taken for granted and certainly doesn’t usually feature as part of impassioned policy debates – until it fails. Whether it’s a railway, bridge, road, airport, telecommunication system or energy transmission utility, as long as it is working then it goes largely unnoticed. However, a major failure of just one of these invariably generates a storm of media scrutiny and blame shifting, and serves as a reminder of the critical role of infrastructure in our daily lives.

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