In preparing the 2017 national budget South Africa needs to take heed of warnings that its historical austerity measures are hurting the poor and even costing lives.
Reckless government investment decisions are sadly the norm when it comes to transport infrastructure. Three key checks on the decision-making process can help ensure taxpayers get value for money.
For a small price, Donald Trump could score the easy win he's been waiting for.
More than an easement: A scholar of Native American law lays out the legal arguments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and why they matter to all of us.
Think you couldn't possibly do without your car? There are more options than you might think.
Campaigners in Perth are fighting the destruction of bushland for a new highway. They have two of three historically important factors on their side.
With one of the world’s largest infrastructure pipelines, Australian governments could leverage their procurement spending power to benefit the communities where the work is done.
Inaugural weekends are snapshots of the cultural and political zeitgeist. How did this year's compare to those from 2009 and 2005?
As Australia's fastest growing economic sector, tourism is long overdue for a level of government investment which matches its contribution to economic growth and employment.
The UK really does have the wrong type of snow.
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.
Once again the federal government has given more infrastructure funding to Queensland, ignoring less politically important states like Victoria.
A Parliamentary Budget Office report shows just how much the NBN might cost the taxpayer.
One year on, the Turnbull government is touting the economic benefits of an infrastructure agenda that neglects the other important functions of transport projects.
Ducking hard choices means avoiding change that could make a real improvement to the effectiveness of Australia’s infrastructure.
Droughts are much bigger and slower than other natural disasters that hit Australia - meaning that despite their huge impacts, we still haven't figured out how best to protect ourselves.
Our infrastructure systems should promise what is worth having, and then deliver what is promised.
In a busy city like London, green space is a valuable commodity.
Here's how social and political power can come together in cities, to counteract the focus on short-term profit.
As the U.S. braces for potential landfall of Hurricane Matthew, our experts weigh in on hurricanes, the need for resilient infrastructure and climate change.