The weather-related impacts of climate change will increasingly threaten critical infrastructure in the future. Shifting electricity grids towards microgrids could help.
For Nigeria to feed its growing population efficiently and support food production by small farm holders, investment in rural infrastructure is key.
Researchers are developing ways to lock captured CO2 into cement. It could help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure and deal with climate change at the same time.
Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.
Artificial intelligence is supported by an infrastructure of hardware and software that is growing increasingly present in our lives, yet remains hidden in plain view.
A study of preschoolers' understanding of their urban environments suggests their voices should be heard more in city planning.
The collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was a result of financial neglect – and was a long time coming.
Slashing carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 will depend on using the UK's infrastructure strategy effectively.
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.
What if roads and bridges could signal structural problems that need repair?
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.
Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities.
Australia lacks a coherent national approach to planning where settlement and growth happens. It's time to take stock of our cities and regions and work together to improve outcomes across the nation.
He is trying to transition out of stage one while drawing up stage three.
Creating a digital twin of infrastructure or services makes them easier to monitor and operate safely.
As well as an infrastructure spending boost, governments are fast-tracking approvals. But these processes exist for a reason. If we get projects wrong, we live with the consequences for decades.
Scott Morrison will announce $1.5 billion for small infrastructure projects.
As Canadian provinces begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions, is it an exercise of one’s constitutional rights to protest or disobey those that continue to exist?
Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.