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public works

any expenditure by government on social INFRASTRUCTURE such as roads, houses, hospitals, sewers, etc. Such expenditure was strongly advocated by KEYNES during the DEPRESSION of the 1930s to alleviate the problem of UNEMPLOYMENT and to stimulate AGGREGATE DEMAND via the MULTIPLIER. See KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, MACROECONOMIC POLICY, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE.
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Clarke Bellinger, Commissioner of Public Works, City of Nepean, ON
One of the primary objectives of the Department of Public Works is to provide for the safe and orderly passage of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Recognizing the hazards that road maintenance workers face daily the Michigan DOT manages a memorial and Web site for public works and DOT professionals who died in the line of duty.
1, 2011 (CENS) -- Taiwan's cement, premixed concrete, construction and steel sectors stand to benefit from faster implementation of massive public work projects budgeted at NT$200 billion, which spells relief considering these sectors have suffered relative to last year in the first three quarters due to the tepid global economy.
APWA is also currently creating professional development and educational activities that focus on the Center's public works sustainability principles so that public works professionals have the tools and resources they need to advance sustainable change in their communities.
The materials can be used by educators in the classroom and public works professionals during community presentations, school visits, "Career Days" and as part of National Public Works Week (celebrated annually during the third week in May).
In addition to the Connecticut DPW, PinnacleOne has been involved in many public facility or public works projects for various agencies, cities and counties across the country.
The Public Works plan was to build a large retaining wall to replace the leafy trees in a move to improve visibility for traffic turning from Spring onto Sierra.
Social Change: moving towards the longer-term elevation of need through the production of public works.
What is required is a wholesale re examination of the organizational decision making process behind public works.
7 billion yen for public works under direct government jurisdiction in the fiscal year starting Monday and a 9.
A key government panel chaired by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is calling for a 27% cut in spending for public works projects over the next five years, according to a draft proposal for fiscal policy compiled by the panel and obtained Wednesday by Kyodo News.

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