Cattle driven into the Kenyan capital Nairobi for new pasture amid a severe drought navigate through city traffic.
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A simplistic ‘all livestock are bad’ narrative is promoted by campaigners, celebrities, philanthropists and policymakers alike. A much more sophisticated debate is needed.
A section of the construction site of the Nairobi Expressway Project along the Uhuru highway in Nairobi, Kenya.
While the government continues to focus on building wider roads, most commuters in Nairobi rely on walking or public transport.
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”.
The majority of working Australians drive to and from work.
Australians are crying out for political leadership. One way our leaders can redeem themselves is by getting to work on a complete shake-up of how we pay for and use transport infrastructure.
Australia has a series of transport injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes.
It’s time for Australia’s personal injury insurance schemes to start preparing for change.
Hey big spender – what will your project actually do for the public?
Interest from international investors looking to take over Asciano, operator of rail company Pacific National, shows that the sector is still seen as a steady market.
International investors competing for a stake and the Federal Government’s positive outlook for mining are both good signs for the largest companies in the transport sector.
While there may be bad congestion in parts of Australia’s cities now, data suggest that car use has peaked.
There is a new fear on the block … traffic congestion. But do we have to accept that congestion trends will overwhelm us? Is it really right to fear congestion?
Both the Labor and Liberals see infrastructure as a crucial economic driver; but Chinese investment in this area has been politicised.
Tony Abbott wants to be known as the infrastructure prime minister. He could be remembered for building roads and scrapping high-speed rail. But the role of Chinese finance and technical expertise in infrastructure…