Nature of Infrastructure

“Infrastructures produce environments, and vice versa. On the one hand, reservoirs, wetlands, reefs, forests, and other “natural” landscapes may be organized in ways  that reflect the design, management, and politics of technical systems.  On the other hand, the ecologies that accrete around infrastructures are irreducible to environmental effects or services.  As landscape, infrastructures give rise to political ecologies with winners and losers” – Ashley Carse, Beyond the Big Ditch, p. 6.

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