South Africa’s Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says most municipalities in the country are dysfunctional.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
Fractured concrete pavement slabs on a street in Canton, Mich.
'Bendable concrete' is not an oxymoron. Mimicking designs found in nature, engineers are making concrete that gives under stress without shattering – an advance that could improve US infrastructure.
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese is confident their candidates will win back their seats and is gearing up for the ALP's National Conference in late July.
All bottled water comes from somewhere.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
TfL's money troubles worsen, as passenger numbers fall for the first time in two decades.
A streamlined NEPA review of replacing New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River, which would normally take 3-5 years, was completed in 1.5 years.
Do environmental reviews delay large-scale projects? The Trump administration says yes, but studies show that these reviews lead to better results and can even save time and money.
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With a federal election looming within a year, our panel looks at what each state and territory has been handed in the budget - and why it matters.
The imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan in northern Sumatra.
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A US$1.6 billion dollar dam in Sumatra threatens the recently discovered and desperately imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan.
Apartments are cheaper to heat, have better views and use land more efficiently.
In a pre-election budget, we can expect infrastructure politics to triumph over policy, yet again.
Australia does need infrastructure to spur growth and support jobs - that idea comes with a big "but".
Sydney’s WestConnex is being constructed as a “high priority” project, despite its business case failing to meet Infrastructure Australia’s stated requirements.
Analysis of the business cases for three of the biggest projects deemed "high priority" by Infrastructure Australia raises questions about the process.
Numerous cyber attacks in recent years have targeted common household devices, such as routers.
A vigilant public is a necessary component in our collective security strategy against cyber attacks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he leaves a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing recently.
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Canada has reportedly committed more than $1 billion to a Chinese investment bank. Is Canada unwittingly serving as a 'useful idiot' in Xi Jinping's grand plans to restore China's lost greatness?
Bridge built by CCC workers, Shady Lake Recreation Area, Arkansas.
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, a massive relief program that paid young men to plant trees and build parks across the nation. It was money well spent.
A sprawling subdivision in Vaughan, Ont., a growing “boomburb” north of Toronto.
Urban growth and landscape transformations in York region: How Vaughan and Markham are exploding.
Flapping flags flutter.
Whether or not you’ve ever used the word flutter, you’ve encountered the phenomenon – in flags, airplanes, bridges and more. Mathematicians are still figuring out exactly why and how this happens.
The ‘Bicycle Snake’ in Copenhagen separates pedestrians and cyclists, allowing both to navigate the city more safely.
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New analysis reveals just how little is spent on cycling and walking projects around Australia. No state's spending on cycling is more than 1.5% of its road funding.
Where’s my bus?
Even in cities with good public transportation, some areas can be 'transit deserts,' where demand exceeds supply. Living in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services.
A woman is helped out of the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
The development of suburban infrastructure depends on political, technical and financial priorities. A train derailment in an Italian suburb has highlighted the need to retrofit infrastructure.
Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, right, looking at a map in 1955 of highways to be built with federal funds that retired Gen. Lucius Clay, left, had outlined.
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Despite all their anti-tax sentiments, Republicans from Hoover to Trump have embraced this levy on sales at the pump.