Of particular relevance to infrastructure is the low value (i.e., typically no value) typically assigned to the space underneath public fights of way. Some people argue that the uncoordinated location of utilities is a result of this absence of value.


Such methods as "hedonic" pricing and contingent valuation use statistical analysis and market analogies to infer a market price for such goods.


Some members of the community may view infrastructure actions as the work of particular groups that stand to benefit at the expense of other groups. Proponents of such views have cited evidence, for example, of the racial make up of neighborhoods where solid waste facilities are located as a basis for questioning whether equity criteria of "environmental justice" are being met. These criteria could be among the factors influencing what a community judges to be "good" performance.


These were termed performance "measures" in the NCPWI's report, as were the constituent items listed in Table 2-1 (NCPWI, 1988).

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