Applying the concept of state of good repair to the management of ecological infrastructure

Gibbs, Mark T. (2015) Applying the concept of state of good repair to the management of ecological infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-16. doi:10.1080/09640568.2015.1054925

Author Gibbs, Mark T.
Title Applying the concept of state of good repair to the management of ecological infrastructure
Journal name Journal of Environmental Planning and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-0559
Publication date 2015-08-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09640568.2015.1054925
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract At any time, the condition of ecological infrastructure is related to the availability of funds to support operational management programmes. Environmental management outcomes are therefore often coupled to general economic conditions. When general economic conditions are favourable, investment in environmental management is often greater. This implies that environmental management frameworks need to be able to cope with the waxing and waning of economic conditions while still delivering acceptable environmental management and service delivery outcomes. At the onset of budget cuts, environmental managers therefore need effective ways of assessing the near and far future trade-offs of curtailing particular programmes in a defensible and internally consistent manner. Operators of large civil infrastructure assets face the same problem. In response, the asset management community has developed the State of Good Repair approach. The objective of the preliminary consideration presented here was to determine whether this engineering management approach has any merit in environmental management.
Keyword Biodiversity conservation
Ecological infrastructure
Ecosystem management
Ecosystem services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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