Argentina: Back in Business
Having achieved democracy and stabilized its economy, Argentina is working to improve its transport, telephone and power systems and to ease its housing shortage; the local construction...

Getting Together for Sustainable Development
With environmentally sound development getting increasing attention, there is a need to bring experienced environmental engineers together with counterparts in the developing world who...

Privatization Takes Its Toll
When Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the bill's provisions designed to encourage private-sector...

Managing Government Contracts: Tips to Keeping Your Sanity
The key to managing large government projects is to divide it into smaller manageable pieces and organize it accordingly. Government projects are unique in that they require much more...

Partnering in Water Resources Planning in Florida
This paper discusses successful partnering efforts by the Corps of Engineers in water resources development in Florida. The partnering involves the Corps, local project sponsors and other...

The San Andreas Fault System, A Multimedia Earthquake Encyclopedia
The objective of this paper is to present the current efforts underway towards the development of the first multimedia earthquake encyclopedia. This is an attempt to use the treasury of...

The California Smart Traveler 1993 Status Report
California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is teaming with public and private organizations in the research and development of Smart Traveler systems to provide operators, passengers...

Private Sector Role in Infrastructure Renewal: Challenges and Opportunities
In order to solve the problem infrastructure renewal it is necessary to get leadership from both public and private sectors. This paper looks at how the private sector can play a role...

Infrastructure Planning for Private Sector Investment
To minimize the use of public resources for infrastructure development, major works are being initiated in Latin America with studies designed to attract capital investment from the private...

What Happened to High Speed Rail in Florida?
This paper presents a critical analysis of the 1980s Florida endeavor to develop by private sector franchise America's first true high speed rail system, its failure, and some lessons...

Local, State and Federal Approvals in Developing High Speed Rail Systems in the U.S.
The implementation of high speed ground transportation systems in the United States will require numerous reviews and approvals at the local, state and federal levels. It is important...

United States National Marine Fisheries Service Role/Contribution in Restoring Coastal Habitats Under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration ACt of 1990
The agency has assembled a diverse team from government, academia, the private sector, and its program staff within the region to develop specific guidelines for identifying and evaluating...

A Strategy for Improving Coastal Natural Hazards Management: Oregon's Policy Working Group Approach
In recent years there has been growing concern over the inadequacies in coastal natural hazard mitigation policies and implementation efforts in Oregon. These concerns have been increased...

Building Coalitions to Protect the Coast
There are myriad public and private organizations that share interests in coastal management. Until recently, these organizations had separate agendas and did not work together to promote...

Permit Enforcement, The Achilles Heel of Coastal Protection: Strategies for Effective Coastal Regulation
In 1976, the California State Legislature passed the California Coastal Act, one of the strongest pieces of environmental protection and land use control legislation in the nation for...

Minnesota Guidestar—Progress Towards a Statewide Intelligent Transportatin System
Minnesota Guidestar is seeking to develop a truly statewide intelligent transportation system. The pursuit of this goal necessitates the testing and evaluation of a number of different...

Sediment Entrapment by Stream Channel Vegetation
Degraded headwater streams are common in the mountainous West. They have experienced a variety of stresses from public and private uses and will require specific management consideration...

Risk and Uncertainty in Flood Damage Reduction Project Design
The recent emphasis on partnership between the Federal government and local sponsors in the development of flood damage reduction projects has promoted considerable interest in the application...

Infrastructure, IFC-Style
Interview with Everett J. Santos, head of the infrastructure department at the International Finance Corp.—the World Bank's private-sector arm. The department, created in...

Private Financing for Infrastructure
From the United States to Germany and the Third World, financing has replaced the availability of technology and expertise as the main infrastructure problem. Public deficits, resistance...

 

 

 

 

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