INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY: A REVIEW OF THE ISSUES AND OUTLINE OF STUDY OF THE IMPACTS OF FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

This study is a cross-cutting effort which examines infrastructure programs within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in other Federal agencies, and whose development has been aided by and continues to be participated in by representatives from many Federal and non-Federal organizations. After briefly noting the history of the Corps' involvement in infrastructure studies generally, this report describes the current state of knowledge about infrastructure's role in economic growth and development. It is argued that, beyond broad principles, not much firm policy guidance is forthcoming from existing knowledge, and that some of the uncertainties arise from limitations in the data, methodology, and research focus of the work done to date. This study generally focuses on infrastructure spending in transportation, in this case consisting of mass transit, aviation and highways; waste management, consisting of hazardous and solid waste disposal; and water, consisting of wastewater treatment, water resources and water supply.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is the fourth in a series of interim reports prepared to support the Federal Infrastructure Strategy Initiative, a 3-year program to explore the development of an integrated multi-agency Federal infrastructure strategy. The first 3 reports are: IWR Report 93-FIS-1, "The Federal Infrastructure Strategy Program: Framing the Dialogue - Strategies, Issues and Opportunities" and IWR Reports 93-FIS-2 and 93-FIS-3, "Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation in the Public Works Infrastructure, Volumes I and II".
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Water Resources Support Center, Casey Building, 7701 Telegraph Road
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22315-3868
  • Authors:
    • Gordon, C
  • Publication Date: 1993-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IWR Report 93-FIS-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1996 12:00AM