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Next Generation Infrastructure
July 15th, 2014 by admin

The following is authored by Sherwood San Francisco Intern, Rachel Gross.

SPUR Event June 11th, 2014 – Next Generation Infrastructure, Presented by Hillary Brown

SPUR recently hosted an event about Next Generation Infrastructure, where speaker Hillary Brown outlined some concepts from her book of the same name.  Brown, architect and founder of New Civic Works, stressed the need for a new generation of infrastructure (water, waste, power, IT, and transportation systems) that creates beneficial relationships between industry, the environment, and local people. This new type of infrastructure system, known as “infrastructural ecologies”, calls for “integration rather than segregation of functions” to capitalize on the efficiencies that emerge from exchanging resources.