Much of the infrastructure Australia needs will be funded by "value capture" – raising tax revenue by boosting land values. Some have decried it as a tax hike in all but name, but it isn't really.
The budget paints a picture of higher debt, little relief for growing cities crying out for infrastructure investment, and no detail of how City Deals might work to fix this.
On reform, the 2016-17 budget is a holding one, with tinkering on the sides.
Big infrastructure projects are seen as an electoral and economic drawcard; but the history of management of these assets is mixed.
How can we tell whether we have an infrastructure deficit? And if we do, how big is it?
Victoria's big-spending budget will fund education and services, but infrastructure is the big winner.
Cycling could be a major part of the solution to London's transport problems – it's a shame the main mayoral candidates don't see it that way.
In his ministerial reshuffle earlier this year, Malcolm Turnbull made Angus Taylor, an up-and-coming Liberal MP, the assistant minister for cities and digital transformation.
The work of David Aschauer could help the government put a more positive spin on spending.
A fast rail link between Sydney and Melbourne was first proposed in 1984. So why haven't we done it yet?
If the system was fixed project funding would be more likely to be based on merit.
Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
Poor project selection is undermining economic growth in Australia.
How did urban public transport in America, like much of our infrastructure, get to be in such bad shape? Will millennials help turn it around?
Would you take a longer route to work for the good of all?
No wonder you're always late. Drivers use a route that minimizes travel time on only a third of their trips. Here's how real-world data can help planners fight traffic congestion.
Crews patch them, just to see these recurrent potholes come back again. New research focuses on microwaves zapping patches to make a more permanent pothole fix.
Infrastructure Australia's latest report is substantial but, critically, it fails to incorporate the transport thinking needed to develop more compact cities that work better for everyone.
The UK spent much of the late 20th century voting to sell off public services – but now support is growing for a renationalisation programme.
Obama's proposal to add $10 tax to crude oil raises the thorny question of whether the U.S. can continue to fund its highway infrastructure with a fuel tax that hasn't changed since 1993.