Environmental Infrastructure

28 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2008 Last revised: 21 Jun 2014

Brett M. Frischmann

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


This essay explores how my recent work on infrastructure and commons applies to environmental resources. Part I briefly describes the core idea, which is developed extensively elsewhere. Part II suggests how it might apply to the natural environment. Specifically, Part II (a) frames the difficult environmental valuation and management problems; (b) applies the infrastructure criteria and delineates environmental infrastructure; (c) offers a few insights regarding environmental management and regulation; and (d) considers how infrastructure theory relates to the literatures on ecosystem services and multiple use management.

Keywords: infrastructure, commons, environment, ecosystem, nature, semi-commons, public goods, environmental law

JEL Classification: K12, K33, O38, H40, H41, H42, K23, K32, O31

Suggested Citation

Frischmann , Brett M., Environmental Infrastructure. Ecology Law Quarterly, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1123732

Brett M. Frischmann (Contact Author)

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )

55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States

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