There are few hotels of an international standard in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia must address hotel industry challenges to take advantage of its huge tourism potential.
Could a secret ingredient make crumbling concrete a thing of the past?
Adding a bit of fungus to the initial ingredient list might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to fill in any bits of damage that occur, without the need for human intervention.
Hanging in the balance.
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How to tidy up a right royal mess.
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No other country has fully adopted the UK model of railway privatisation. And for good reason.
The A$6.7bn West Gate Tunnel project has similar problems to the cancelled East West Link.
Recent decisions to proceed with major road projects have not considered viable alternatives, despite this being a legal requirement.
Imported laptop housings, Guiyu, China.
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China, which recycles much of the world's waste material, is slashing its scrap imports. This move could force the United States and Europe to boost recycling instead of shipping trash overseas.
The British government may reverse a 50-year-old railway policy.
A Chinese road-building corporation felling rainforest in the Congo Basin.
Chinese investment is driving an unprecedented investment boom in global infrastructure. But despite its claims to be pursuing green development, China's building bonanza is harming the planet.
The government claims figures showing the south gets more than the north are misleading.
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres claims Sydney is falling behind other Australian cities in its big sporting event infrastructure.
The New South Wales government has come in for heavy criticism over its $2 billion plan to knock down and rebuild two of Sydney's largest sports stadiums.
The intensity of heavy downpours in Houston has increased dramatically since the 1950s, leading some people to argue the city’s disaster planning and infrastructure are not up-to-date.
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It's not just about rebuilding infrastructure after storms: Cities need to systematically rethink their knowledge systems which are at the heart of urban resilience.
NBN delivery is variable across different states, but also within the same local council areas.
The NBN has to be equitable to be a truly nation-building platform. As long as it is failing some, it is failing us all in Australia.
The Productivity Commission has recommended sweeping changes to how infrastructure is governed.
The Productivity Commission has released a mammoth report summarising several years worth of reccomendations.
An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant, Shanxi Province of China, 25 July 2017. The plant aims for a total capacity of 100MW upon completion.
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China has become a commanding authority in infrastructure and has the opportunity to shape global development in ways that may define the rest of the 21st century.
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Could we really reduce the number of vehicles on our roads from 37m to 9m?
Politics Podcast: Darren Chester on the infrastructure spending spree.
Darren Chester says there is too much hyper-partisanship in Australian politics.
Questions have been raised over why Adani is in line for public money.
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The proposed loan of Commonwealth money to Adani is on shaky constitutional ground, potentially paving the way for High Court challenge which could change the dynamics of federal-state funding.
When will cars be able to talk to their surroundings?
If all the elements in the transportation system are going to talk to each other, the people at the companies and government agencies that make those items need to talk to each other too.
China's bid for an infrastructure blitz to drive overland trade through to Europe will end up being overshadowed.
A drain carries water but does little else, but imagine how different the neighbourhood would be if the drain could be transformed into a living stream.
Drains take up precious but inaccessible open space in our cities. Converting these to living streams running through the suburbs could make for healthier places in multiple ways.