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Nelson SAGE director discusses stranded assets and the environment

December 15, 2020

Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) director, Carol Barford recently contributed the article, Stranded Assets—Conduits for Better Public Infrastructure Planning? to the League of Women Voters Dane County website. The article addresses stranded assets and how basic planning for public infrastructure can minimize this issue. Stranded assets, or those that have become devalued or converted to a liability, are explored through the lens of greenhouse gas emissions, flooding, and other environmental challenges. Barford also discusses solutions, such as government buyouts of flooded neighborhoods and the opportunity we now have to retire infrastructure for which the investment has already played out. Read more.