New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
Mobility justice — the right to access spaces and means of movement — means that transportation planning should address marginalization.
How can a big infrastructure project benefit marginalised communities?
Local realities shape the transport system, making it less directly applicable as a model elsewhere.
Public health remains the Cinderella of services when it comes to health budgets. But the pandemic has shown why New Zealand urgently needs a better investment approach.
Tourism revenues account for almost 10% of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product. New research shows that charismatic wildlife is necessary but not sufficient to attract ecotourists.
South Africa’s dams are overflowing but the country is still facing water supply challenges.
Look beyond the fanfare about large infrastructure projects like Hells Gate and what we are left with is a largely business-as-usual budget for regional Australia
Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.
Consumers are feeling pain at the pump and demanding solutions. Some politicians are pushing gasoline tax waivers – but that means less money to fix roads, and often not much economic relief.
The cooperation should strengthen institutions and rally private entities to fund public projects.
Troop buildups and diplomatic negotiations highlight the threat of a major land war in Europe. In cyberspace, Russia has been attacking Ukrainian infrastructure and government operations for years.
Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.
Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
Open education resource platforms improve access to education and are globalising education on a scale never seen before.
There are many reasons to be pessimistic about the future – but what if we got it right? Here’s the case for optimism.
A quarter of Americans don’t know how they feel about the Build Back Better Act. Focusing on Americans’ individual stories – and not just political theater – could help fuel civic engagement.
It will cost tens of billions of dollars to find and remove all the lead service lines that deliver water to US homes and schools. A public health expert explains why he sees it as money well spent.
States have widely different track records on expanding broadband internet access. Here are the ones that could struggle to handle the federal funds coming their way.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act designates broadband internet access as an essential service and targets billions of dollars to close the digital divide.