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Research Report 44: Transport infrastructure planning has lost its way

Geoff Edwards discusses the problems inherent in current infrastructure planning processes, and argues that these overwhelmingly cater for ‘hard’ infrastructure projects. The paper raises a number of significant questions about public administration, infrastructure planning and the fiscal policies of governments and, in particular, the demonstrably poor economic value added by many projects in contrast to the economic value created by alternative forms of infrastructure such as scientific research, information management, and land repair.

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