A candid assessment of the impact of the games, from an academic on the ground.
With little state and federal leadership, regional planners in southern Florida try to prepare for the effects of climate change.
In coming decades many oil and gas platforms will have to be retired. Rather than being dismantled, they could be given a new lease of life as artificial reefs, helping industry and the environment.
An architect rides through the streets of Rio amidst a cacophony of drills and jackhammers. He wonders: Is it worth it? What will the legacy of all this construction be?
A five point plan to give Britain an approach which tackles climate change while fostering growth.
High-speed rail is now a well-established technology and Australia needs it, as long as the project ticks all the boxes needed to deliver both private and public benefits.
'Adaptation' will help deal with the next decade or two of global warming. But what about key energy or transport links that are expected to last a century?
Bigger cities increase wages, output and innovation, but also problems of congestion and pollution. Congestion charges can minimise these problems by dramatically improving traffic flows.
By increasing their numbers within the government, the Nationals were the surprise success story of the election, with a very locally focused campaign.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
Before Australians go to vote on Saturday, The Conversation’s editors have assembled a guide to 11 key policy areas that could swing the vote.
On the big national policies affecting non-metropolitan Australia, such as agriculture and trade, the major party differences are minor. That's why the election focus turns to local projects.
The Coalition, Labor, and the Greens are making substantial commitments to projects that not only lack proper business cases, but are not even on the Infrastructure Australia priority list at all.
Reinforced concrete is everywhere. But unlike plain concrete, which can last for centuries, reinforced concrete can deteriorate in decades as the reinforcing bars succumb to rust.
When it comes to Western Australia, key state issues will be more significant than usual in swinging the vote in the 2016 federal election.
Labor says that public sector infrastructure investment has fallen 20% under the Abbott-Turnbull government. Is that right?
By working together, social insects are able to fix a small failure before it becomes a larger one.
Pro-infrastructure and pro-enterprise, the newly-elected mayor has the policies to keep London a global financial centre.