As a resource-driven economy, Australia is not used to being at the pointy end of supply chains – and it feels as though we are managing risks and benefits of critical infrastructure on the fly.
We are getting closer to being able to apply private sector rigour to the examination of public sector projects with social benefits.
The UK's plans for post-Brexit trade and investment in Africa are pint-sized by the standards of other major players.
Taking this step may improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and reduce the amount of air conditioning they use, making their neighborhoods less prone to power outages.
Popular as gondolas in ski-fields around the world, cable cars, aerial trams, wires or ropeways are increasingly used for mass transit in progressive cities. Is this the future for Australian cities?
Busting congestion requires some creativity - and evidence-based methods. Here are four of these.
We need to consider why transport infrastructure is so controversial, and how politicians can ensure they have the public's trust when making announcements for all transport projects.
Turnbull put in place the City Deals program in 2015 - aiming to create better partnerships between all levels of government. Some projects are underway, but we need more than just partnerships.
The Belt and Road Initiative will not be starting entirely from scratch. China has already invested heavily in several African railways.
Collaboration is key to successful partnerships.
Images of the aftermath of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Laos went around the world. But many other dam projects harm locals and the environment in less visible ways.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in. As well as missing business cases, basic rules of economic modelling are broken.
North Korea's infrastructure is in dire need of expansion and modernisation. This is where the South can help.
Most road fatalities involving heavy vehicles are caused by the other party, not the truck driver. We need to educate road users on how to be safer around trucks.
It's annoying when your bus route gets off schedule or when buses bunch together. Why has it taken engineers so long to fix the problem?
'The Mother Road' is one step closer to becoming a National Historic Trail, which would allocate funds for struggling towns along the original Route 66.
Chinese financing and know-how present both a threat and an opportunity for infrastructure development. Australia can benefit from proactively identifying needs that Chinese investment can help meet.
In the wake of the Canadian government's rejection of a Chinese takeover bid for construction company Aecon, Canada must drop the 'Red Scare' rhetoric and figure out how to engage with a rising China.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
'Bendable concrete' is not an oxymoron. Mimicking designs found in nature, engineers are making concrete that gives under stress without shattering – an advance that could improve US infrastructure.