This technical report investigates whether Information Technology and Communication (ICT) is likely to inhibit the development of physical infrastructures (energy, transport, water and waste). A brief overview of the current/future status of ICT infrastructure is provided, followed by a discussion of key issues and future risks. The report constitutes one input to a “Fast Track Analysis” being prepared by the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC).
A fast track analysis of ICT constraints on evolving physical infrastructure. ITRC Working paper, October 2011.
Velykiene, R. and Jones, C. B.