Planning infrastructure : considerations for regional development
Heywood, Philip R. (2010) Planning infrastructure : considerations for regional development. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development : Technologies, Applications and Management. IGI Global, Hershey, PA.
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Current rapid increases in the scope of regional development and the reach of technology have combined with the expanding scale of modern settlements to focus growing attention on infrastructure provisionneeds. This has included organisational and funding systems, the management of new technologies and regional scale social provisions. In this chapter, the evolution of urban and regional infrastructure is traced from its earliest origins in the growth of organized societies of 5 ,000 years ago. Infrastructure needs and provision are illustrated for the arenas of metropolitan, provincial and rural regions. Rural infrastructure examples and lessons are drawn from global case studies. Recent expansions of the scope of infrastructure are examined and issues of governance and process discussed. Phased planning processes are related to cycles of program adoption, objective formulation, option evaluation and programme budgeting. Issues of privatisation and public interest are considered. Matters of contemporary global significance are explored, including the current economic contraction and the effects of global climate change. Conclusions are drawn about the role and importance of linking regional planning to coherent regional infrastructure programs and budgets
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Regional infrastructure; ., Regional development; , Planning process; , Regional governance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 IGI Global|
|Deposited On:||06 Sep 2010 01:03|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:19|
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