In Honor of National Infrastructure Week, the Word of the Day: Infrastructure

  1. NOUN: the physical resources of basic equipment, bridges, roads, and buildings that are needed for countries, communities and organizations to function properly
“Not only does investing in your infrastructure provide very good construction jobs, at the end of the project, you have something.” –Shelley Berkley (1951- )
  1. NOUN: the organizational resources of basic personnel framework that are essential for schools, hospitals and other facilities to function properly.
“A healthy Arctic Ocean is key to the survival of a wealth of wildlife, as well as many indigenous communities. The vast size, remote location, and extreme weather conditions of the Arctic, combined with the complete lack of infrastructure for responding to oil spills, make drilling in this area extremely dangerous for both marine life and people.” -World Wildlife Fund