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The Morning Briefing: Infrastructure projects

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about infrastructure projects.

1.) Devolve infrastructure decision-making to promote efficiency, foster innovation. [Letter]

2.) U.S. water pipeline infrastructure discussed for improvements in Chicago seminar. In Chicago last week, water and wastewater utility engineers and consulting engineers from five states -- Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada and Wisconsin -- participated in an educational seminar on the design and installation of corrosion-proof PVC piping.

3.) Gov't releases P2B for private-public partnership projects. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released funds for classroom-construction projects and right-of-way claims under the Administration's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program.

4.) 18 infrastructure projects OKd. The government has identified 18 infrastructure projects to take place in South Africa in the next 10 to 20 years.

5.) Cycling infrastructure strongly influences injury risk. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health using injury data from Toronto and Vancouver finds that street infrastructure has a big impact on risk of injury for cyclists.

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— By on October 22, 2012, 4:57 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure