The Buy Queensland strategy has questionable economic logic and also explicitly contravenes a number of Australia's international trade obligations.
The threat of a loss of jobs in the the industries that support construction reveals the problem in relying on building to sustain the economy.
How do you prevent urban sprawl? Researchers look to a program in New Mexico for an answer.
The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
The US wants to invest in more infrastructure to handle our rainfall and melted snow. Stormwater credits could help cut costs and protect the environment.
America's drinking water infrastructure is aging and needs billions of dollars in upgrades. Two extension educators urge consumers to monitor their water and have it tested if they suspect problems.
Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?
How might we, and our nation's roads and highways, need to change as autonomous vehicles become more ubiquitous? We know a lot of the answers, but not all of them.
Many Americans live in transit deserts – areas where demand for transit exceeds the supply. To fix these gaps, we need to find and map them so agencies can add transit options in the right places.
Canadian governments aren't completely selling off major public works, but their embrace of public-private "partnerships" is giving private financiers control of major infrastructure projects.
Since the 1990s, the supply of deeply subsidized housing has decreased as the US population and need for housing have increased. Trump's proposed cuts to HUD won't help.
Melbourne's proposed road project relies on assumptions that inflate estimates of the traffic the new link will carry – but other choices about the future of transport are open to us.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
As the rich move away from disaster-prone areas, the poor may be left behind.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Textbooks were once a major piece of educational infrastructure. But as digital content expands, a new kind of 'textbook' is improving the quality of K-12 instruction.
The Trump administration's proposed budget suggests it will continue to spend federal dollars on expanding broadband internet access. But the rules governing internet traffic matter too.
BA's systems meltdown shows how much we rely on always-there IT.
The highly politicised nature of the NBN has led to a lack of transparency that makes it even harder to fix the mess that has been made of this vital national infrastructure.