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How vertical schools are affecting children’s health and development

Fatter, sicker, sadder. It’s a phrase planning and design expert, Dr. Tony Matthews, doesn’t particularly like, but one which quite accurately captures the way modern, urban environments are impacting our children’s health and wellbeing. “Just a few decades ago, the air was cleaner, the streets were safer and children were able to enjoy a more…

6 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Insights into the largest tunnelling project of the Nordic region – The Follo Line

The Follo Line project is a new 22 kilometers long, double-track rail line that is currently under construction by Acciona Ghella Joint Venture between Oslo Central and the new Ski Station. The line comprises a long, twin-tube rail tunnel – the first of its kind in Norway and the longest tunnel within the Nordic region.…

9 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

What’s the deal with City Deals?

As Australia prepares itself for an 11.8 million population increase and a steep rise in urbanization over the next thirty years, the need to ensure our cities are more productive, more liveable and more sustainable is becoming stronger. As it stands, the nation is already highly centralized with more than half of the national population…

9 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Growing a potential pipeline of investable infrastructure projects

Deconstructing the problem A report compiled by law firm Allens places Australia’s colossal and growing infrastructure deficit at $300-770 billion. Not helping matters is the hefty 11.8 million national population increase forecast over the next thirty years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics; signifying yet more demand for the nation’s already overburdened network of infrastructure…

25 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Infrastructure

Meeting infrastructure demand – who will pay and how?

The private sector has a big part to play in helping Australia catch up with infrastructure demand, says Michael McCormack; who presented at the AFR National Infrastructure Summit last week. In association with Deloitte, the Summit challenged state leaders on their varying approaches to paying for infrastructure; and explored the latest funding and delivery models…

12 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

Raising funds for new campus buildings – implications for the masterplan

Using philanthropic investment to finance all or part of a new campus building is an approach that has long been used in the USA, the UK, and in Australian private schools. With the recent government freeze on commonwealth supported places (CSP), campus buildings are expected to appear more often on the fundraising agenda of Australian…

6 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Do market-led proposals have their place?

Aneetha de Silva, Managing Director - Government, Aurecon "A genuine role exists for market-led proposals to fill infrastructure and service gaps within Australia and with the right approach, they can be a disruptor for good. The Australian infrastructure sector is a mature and increasingly networked one. Many key assets are owned or operated by private…

5 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Building the infrastructure workforce of tomorrow, today

William Cox, Managing Director - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon "Responding to global mega-trends like climate, energy, water, food, transportation and security is about finding solutions to large-scale challenges. For today’s workforce and the talent we will need in the future, that’s not just about building more infrastructure, but increasingly about the creation and use…

4 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Paper: Is a lack of Infrastructure Investment a form of Intergenerational Theft?

This issues paper started with a provocation, asking whether because of a failure to invest in the future, we engaging in intergenerational theft? After the provocation it has sought to lay out that challenge and consider some possible solutions. The solutions identified are by no means conclusive and some sharper minds might consider other risk…

1 Jun 2018, by Informa Insights
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