Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
The lasting problems of infrastructure aren’t of need or construction, but of overbuilding, delayed costs and the challenges of thinking ahead.
Scientists are urging the Biden administration to protect mature US forests as a climate change strategy, starting with the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Sat-navs could one day warn motorists when they drive through high-risk areas.
Government investment in roads, railroads and other public services has always involved social programming, both for good and for ill.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.
One more lane won’t fix Britain’s congested motorways.
With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It’s working for the Dutch.
For Nigeria to feed its growing population efficiently and support food production by small farm holders, investment in rural infrastructure is key.
The Arctic is particularly vulnerable to climate change, but efforts to tackle it risk alienating the people who live there.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth’s surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
For every kilometre of road in Europe, you’re likely to find one dead hedgehog.
A review of all public road and rail projects worth $20 million or more and completed since 2001 reveals a 21% cost overrun. Worryingly, costs of bigger projects blew out more often and by more.
Roads and traffic are causing massive mortality of wild animals worldwide and the road network is rapidly expanding. Can the wildlife death toll be stopped?
Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.
As the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests have shown many people, racial bias, prejudice and discrimination very much still exist, but have become increasingly subtle and complex.
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.