Peter Norton on “Big Projects”

Great video worth the time to listen (about 30 mins) about the history of “public works” in the US and around the world, and the term’s gradual replacement with “infrastructure.”

Thanks, dmf, for finding it!


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  1. my pleasure, was good to get the long historical view and some of the politics/economics in the STS mix, I was particularly intrigued by something that often comes up here which is our need to make things simpler than they are to grasp/manage them and the question of how do we decide when things are like enough to treat as the same and what are differences that make a difference, and how much can we rely on past events (or at least our framings of them) to make these determinations going/looking forward?

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