The Works book

What Lies Underneath the City?

The Works bookAuthor Kate Ascher shows us what runs our cities – literally, how the water travels through the pipes, the electricity through wires and cables, and streets and all of the other elements that make a city run…these are all called infrastructure.


The Wikipedia definition is “Infrastructure┬áis the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or other area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.”

Does that help to explain it? It is seems confusing, you need to get Kate Ascher’s book, “The Works: Anatomy of a City” and figure out what is under your feet when you are in a city like New York.