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Infrastructure

Better Infrastructure Planning

Better infrastructure planning avoids presuming a solution.

Often we get locked into assumptions about the nature of the problem, its causes and desirable solutions. Wise infrastructure planners step back – examine what caused the problem, what caused the causes, and what caused those┬ácauses. This reveals possibilities very different from what end users envisage, but meet the true need most effectively.

A proper needs analysis is critical. If overlooked, huge value is often lost – for society, for the economy and for business.

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Climate Change

Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific

Climate change is recognised as a serious risk to economic infrastructure.

In Australia a wide range of work has been underway. A lot of research is coordinated through the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (http://www.nccarf.edu.au/). This is part of focus at the national level on climate change adaptation (http://http://www.climatechange.gov.au/climate-change/adapting-climate-change).

Lytton Advisory is currently working on climate change adaptation issues in the Pacific.