n IMIESA - Looking after what we've got : editor's comment

Volume 30, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... IMIESA SEPTEMBER 2005 - 3 EDITOR'S COMMENT Looking after what we've got Nicholas McDiarmid Hurricane Katrina has reminded us that we are not always in control and has highlighted once again the vital function that 'basic' infrastructure serves. Without water, electricity and access to roads we have witnessed a first world city reduced to anarchy, looting and illness. The social role of infrastructure must never be underestimated. New Orleans will rebuild itself upon its foundations and it will be interesting to see what has survived. Big decisions will have to be made as ..

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