Congested roads and overcrowded public transport services are common problems in many of our cities.
Australia's transport infrastructure needs urgent upgrades. But with governments willing to fund only one or two major projects, how do we decide which infrastructure project to prioritise?
Developers levied by local governments to provide essential infrastructure over-inflate that cost when passing it onto buyers.
Developers are inflating the infrastructure charges levied upon them by as much as 400% - and all buyers end up paying.
The Kariba dam on the Zambezi River produces most of the electricity used in Zimbabwe and Zambia, supports extensive fishing and tourism industries and protects hundreds of thousands of people from floods.
Green infrastructure may not be the best thing for Africa despite being environmentally friendly.
Why free-flowing traffic between Dover and Calais is so important.
Obama and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Concerns have been raised that the mammoth infrastructure projects taking place across Africa provide only a short-term jobs boost.
Boston 2024 offered a historic opportunity for redevelopment in Boston.
Boston's bid to host the Olympics in 2024 suffered from misplaced priorities, yet it offered a rare opportunity for large-scale community development.
Flooding during Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City’s transportation and power infrastructure.
Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.
More research can improve how our existing transport infrastructure works.
A research focus on transport can help improve existing infrastructure and guide future developments, and tailor them to Australia's unique needs.
Logjam: a third runway at Heathrow will up capacity.
The key consideration for a new airport is ultimately market demand – what do customers want. And airport customers (airlines) want a Heathrow hub.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey joined a large contingent of leaders at the AIIB signing ceremony this week.
Western powers signing on for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could more effectively shape China's view of the world.
Mozambique has improved access to education, but it has to do more to meet the high expectations of its young and rapidly growing population.
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Agriculture, which employs about 80% of the working population, and political stability are key to Mozambique's rapid economic and social progress.
The challenge for new African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina is to ensure that it develops its own Africa-relevant solutions to the continent’s problems.
As the African Development Bank Group changes leadership, Africa's multilateral financier must chart a new course, including raising the contribution and voice of Africans in the institution.
Diaspora academics get used to working in resource rich environments with everything they need. How can Africa compete?
There is more to drawing diaspora academics back to their home countries in Africa than striking up individual relationships. Infrastructure must be fixed and institutional management must improve.
A shining example. No, really.
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Transport for London leads the way globally as an effective transport authority.
A well designed user pays system for Australian roads would help boost productivity.
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The longer Australia waits for reform to road use pricing, the more commuters will ultimately end up paying.
A concerted drive to develop the technology sector has transformed Mauritius into a cyber island.
Increased internet connectivity can spur economic growth throughout Africa. But the continent has a long way to go before it can reap any broadband dividend.
If the choice is between waiting in their cars and long waits on inefficient public transport, many people prefer to drive.
Once a new road opens, people switch back to cars and congestion increases back to a steady-state point of gridlock. For lasting effectiveness, policy needs to include congestion charges and better rail services.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
For sub-Saharan Africa to benefit fully from its growing economic ties with China both parties need to change their behaviour and attitude.
Looking over Palmerston and the East Arm of Darwin Harbour to the new $35B Inpex LNG plant. Many resources projects in the north are in beautiful, environmentally important places.
This year's federal budget outlined plans for infrastructure in northern Australia, but it will need to do more than build roads and rail to sustainably develop the north.
Time to wave them off.
In some significant ways, Americans have fewer avenues for advancement than the characters of Mad Men do.