Though formed by the state, Eskom and Iscor enjoyed very little state support in their infancy. To survive, they had to cooperate with the private sector companies they were meant to compete with.
Driverless cars will form a fast, efficient transport network, which will make car ownership redundant. But they could also spell the end of public transport.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
Fuel cells are being touted as an alternative to costly electrification – but no one knows if they'll really be cheaper.
The Belt and Road Initiative will not be starting entirely from scratch. China has already invested heavily in several African railways.
With train fares looking set to rise, there are some simple rules you can follow to get the best value tickets.
Planners have long tried to determine the ideal city size, and ideas have evolved with changing circumstances. But a good city depends more on the way it's managed than on how many people it holds.
From car mechanics to coffee shops, the railway arches have long provided refuge from inner city rent hikes for small businesses.
We have forgotten how to be imaginative when planning our cities. Looking back into Melbourne's planning history, we might be able to find some inspiration to tackle rapid growth in a creative way.
North Korea's infrastructure is in dire need of expansion and modernisation. This is where the South can help.
Regional areas are expanding, and yet not enough attention is being paid to improving rail access to capital cities. This affects the liveability of the areas.
Under current EU rules, Britain cannot recreate a railway monopoly. It can, however, follow the lead of other EU countries in bringing more of the rail sector into public ownership.
Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a man of the "liquid" society, where finance, labour, politics and people shift and flow. What matters is change, not the direction one is taking.
Efforts to curb railroads' monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.
No other country has fully adopted the UK model of railway privatisation. And for good reason.
Public support for nationalisation is through the roof. Actually the system is only barely private.
The British government may reverse a 50-year-old railway policy.
Could we really reduce the number of vehicles on our roads from 37m to 9m?
As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?