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Infrastructure for the sake of jobs?

Infrastructure for the sake of jobs? | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Jobs and economic growth are the results of productive systems, not the other way around. Until we reconfigure our towns and change our growth patterns, our communities are likely to continue to be starved for jobs and growth. Building pieces of infrastructure with the primary purpose of creating jobs with little consideration to context is a recipe for disaster."

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Our current infrastructure was built for a different planet

"Past attempts to forecast the possible costs of climate change have been largely inadequate. They failed because of unanticipated effects on and complex interconnections among various parts of critical infrastructure."

 

Kurt Cobb on the unexpected effects of climate change on our global infrastructure (roads, railways, bridges, power plants).

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