For a full discussion of the FIS program, refer to Framing the Dialogue (USACE, 1993).


The Statement of Task given the committee is presented in Appendix A. Brief biographical sketches of the committee's members and staff are in Appendix B.


As already noted, "infrastructure" encompasses a broad range of facilities and services provided by government and the private sector. The term is often used interchangeably with the narrower "public works" or ''public works infrastructure," which imply government activity, but the private sector plays an important and sometimes dominant role. Refer to Appendix E for definitions of terms the committee uses in this report.


These terms, respectively signifying "Not In My Backyard" and "Locally Unwanted Land Use," are joined by other less widely used acronyms, for example, NOTE ("Not Over There Either!") and NIMTOO ("Not In My Term of Office!'')


While researchers and the U.S. Bureau of the Census strive to develop precise definitions of "urban," "metropolitan," and related terms, unless otherwise noted they are in this study used imprecisely and interchangeably to refer to a city and its subcenters and suburbs.


For example, such guidance manuals as Public Works Management Practices (APWA, 1991) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' National Economic Development Procedures Manual (USACE, 1991).


For example, see Berry and Gillard, 1977.


Whether a particular highway or other infrastructure element is one or several projects is often a matter of context and open to some interpretation.

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