According to "Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives," released April 3rd, our biggest failure has been to focus on single projects and ad hoc approaches - too often in response to disasters and economic emergencies- which have resulted in wasted resources, inefficient and energy-intensive responses, and huge unintended consequences for the environment and the economy. American Forests' board member Michael Gallis was a participant in the workshop from which the report emerged. "Because the infrastructure systems in the United States are deteriorating and require significant investments, now is the time to conduct a fundamental reexamination of the value and purposes of critical infrastructure systems," writes Nash.
Reinventing How We Do Infrastruture Heather Millar; Dan Smith American Forests; Spring 2009; 115, 1; Docstoc pg. 34
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