Urban Infrastructure: Finance and Management



Urban Infrastructure: Finance and Management

The magnitude of investment, the long timeframes involved, and the influence of pre-existing infrastructure on urban infrastructure provision make a coordinated approach to planning, policy development, and implementation essential.

There are major challenges in making decisions about urban infrastructure and getting management structures and processes in place. Getting it right generates long-term dividends; getting it wrong involves major costs, often borne by taxpayers.

Urban Infrastructure: Finance and Management are based on the strong belief that the physical structure of cities and the efficiency of infrastructure services delivered are driven by efficiencies within individual infrastructure sectors, lessons learned across these sectors, and the ability to coordinate and integrate sectors to generate economies of scale.  This necessitates an interdisciplinary approach, integrating knowledge from finance, governance, planning, and management as well as the characteristics of the individual urban infrastructure sectors involved. Here, it is not only about getting the initial decisions and policy settings right but also ensuring effective implementation. A major theme running through the book is the nature of institutions, the governance structures responsible for the delivery and management of urban infrastructure, and the decision-making processes involved.

The editors have taken a deliberately pragmatic approach to the finance and management of urban infrastructure; the chapters are cross-sectorial and present both theory and practice. This book is for students and practitioners in policy, planning, urban management, infrastructure finance, and management.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008S2MYZ6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (July 30, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 30, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7279 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enable
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 329 pages


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