A cake made to farewell the last tenant to leave the Sirius building, which was built in Sydney at a time when governments saw the need to invest directly in public housing.
If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.
Monitoring the whereabouts of floodwaters is vital for protecting infrastructure.
AAP Image/Andrew Rankin
The flood zone around Townsville extends for hundreds of kilometres, making monitoring difficult even from the air. But scientists are testing a new satellite method that can peer through the clouds.
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
Heavy, wet snow can knock down tree limbs – and power lines.
AP Photo/Bill Sikes
Making electric grids better able to withstand extreme weather events will require teamwork from engineers, researchers and the government.
The plan will be backed by the April 2 budget and other announcements.
in coming months, Morrison says.
In a major economic address in Brisbane on Tuesday, Morrison will point out that at the coming election only half of those of voting age
will have been through a recession in their working lives.
President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Jack, a lamplighter, in the sequel to the original 1964 film.
The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
Asset recycling is a shell game, a way to get around government accounting rules.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.
Port of Long Beach, California.
Hundreds of US cities have pledged to meet the carbon reduction targets in the Paris climate accord. Now it's time for them to start showing results.
Charging six cars at once is fine. Charging 60 million might be a bit tougher.
Ensuring that everyone doesn't charge their cars simultaneously will make a big difference.
A student does his homework near a solar power kit in remote PNG - apparently charging his phone or looking up something on the internet.
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PNG is enjoying unfamiliar global attention after the APEC summit earlier this week, and the rivalry between the United States and China to exert influence in the region.
Transport promises stretching as far as the eye can see: Victorian Labor’s big one is a $A50 billion suburban rail loop.
Whichever party wins, Victoria's new government will have promised the biggest transport infrastructure project in Australian history. So what are the promises and are they backed by proper assessment?
The spectacular view of the tourist town of Pokhara, one of the places that could be connected by a trans-Himalaya rail line.
Sri Lanka has become the cautionary tale when it comes to Belt and Road investment with China. Can Nepal avoid a similar fate?
Feeling forgotten: Iowa’s rural communities.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
House Democrats will finally have a say in economic policy.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is a towering figure in India’s history.
Divyakant Solanki/AAP Image
Standing 240m tall, the Statue of Unity celebrates India's development. But jarringly, it towers over a divisive and environmentally damaging dam project.
Motorists and governments have each been waiting for the other to take the plunge on electric cars.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
Locals in Kiribati building a sea wall to protect the low-lying Pacific island from rising sea waters.
Australian aid to the Pacific has been criticised for not focusing enough on infrastructure. But rising Chinese influence is bringing a shift of priorities.
The International Development Finance Corporation is America's latest way of reining in China's growing global influence. It's going to need a bigger war chest.
Deadly debris flows came to Los Angeles after heavy rain pounded wildfire-scarred land.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon
One natural disaster can exacerbate the effects of others – think landslides after wildfires. This means engineers and planners need to rethink how they assess and prepare for risk.