This is an interesting topic to consider as well. The Civic and Public Works category needs some explanation as well, I think we mean Public works in this sense : infrastructure projects, financed and constructed by the government
This was another of my "Post it Note" topics!
It would be too restricting I think to limit "Civic and Public" works only to those put in place by government - different societies have had different ways of providing infrastructure - all original railways and many canals were paid for by shareholders!
We have had a number of "Hospitals" and are currently treating them in different ways. (A problematic word in English at least, since it can have meanings of palces for medical treatment and provision of shelter - and some "stuctures" have covered both). Some of these have been provided by eligious orders (both in Europe, and in Islamic societies where the külliyye "charitable centre" covering profane as well as religious functions is common. Does the mere presence of a mosque or chapel make the structure "Religious"?
Agree that a "ruined" example could/should (??) be treated differently from an extant example - but what about a non-ruined one but not still functioning as originally intended?
We need to decide which types of "infrastructure" get their own category - we have already decided that "Educational" is one such. I would have "Transport and Communication" as another (Bridges, Canals, Railways...), We could have Entertainment......
But, the more I try to "categorise the more I conclude that we should err on the side of having fewer, less specific categories. As long as the result isn't any with excessively large numbers of occurrences.
Meanwhile I will continue my "omegapsical" (@Astraftis!!
) trawl (missing out Tunisia) through the world's countries by moving on to
Trinidad & Tobago, Togo, Tonga & Thailand.