Environmental Infrastructure

Frischmann, Brett M.
May 2008
Ecology Law Quarterly;2008, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p151
Academic Journal
This essay explores how my recent work on infrastructure and commons applies to environmental resources. Part I briefly describes the core idea, which is developed extensively elsewhere. Part II suggests how it might apply to the natural environment, touching on a number of interesting implications in need of further exploration. Specifically, Part II (a) frames the difficult environmental valuation and management problems; (b) applies the infrastructure criteria and delineates environmental infrastructure; (c) offers a few insights regarding environmental management and regulation; and (d) considers how infrastructure theory relates to the literatures on ecosystem services and multiple use management.


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