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Global case studies in SMART infrastructure

The need for more efficient and livable cities in Australia has led to the birth of SMART infrastructure - the integration of infrastructure assets with enabling technologies and big data analytics. With the impending arrival of fifth-generation broadband (5G) and a proliferation of SMART technologies emerging, the opportunity for developing SMART infrastructure is increasing; and…

20 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure

Planning the delivery of schools in a changing world

The Greater Sydney Commission has forecast a 74% population growth in Sydney over the next forty years, driven by immigration policy and fertility rates. That equates to a population of 8 million Sydney-siders by 2056. Other states are also experiencing this phenomenom. How will the city landscape change to absorb this staggering increase? This is…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure

How to build a regional university

It is hard to imagine the largely uncivilized landscape of the Amazon Rainforest being described as a hub of world-class academia, thought-leadership and ground-breaking innovation. But thanks to a multi-billion-dollar reinvention of the Ecuadorian education system, which led to the building of Amazon-based university IKIAM, the region is fast gaining status in this realm. Professor…

9 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

ALTRAC’s insight into the CBD and South East Light Rail Project

Informa Australia and the ARA are excited for the upcoming industry event, Light Rail 2018, to be held on the 1st - 2nd March 2018 at the Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney. This year's conference will focus on light rail as a driver of change for urban renewal and development under the theme: Light Rail Transforming Our Cities.…

8 Feb 2018, by Thomas Beauchamp

Infrastructure

Growing Timor-Leste’s Tourism Economy – The Barriers and Opportunities for Tourism Investments

In the lead up to the 2nd Timor-Leste International Investment Conference on 14-15 November 2017, we reached out to Todd Wassel, Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Timor-Leste. He gives us an insight into his upcoming presentation, the current barriers and opportunities for tourism investments and the country’s potential.   Could you give us a better…

1 Nov 2017, by Laurien Maerman

Infrastructure

‘We need to put people before profits’: Senate recommends a ban on all aluminium composite panels

Countless buildings across Australia possibly contain combustible aluminium cladding. In the wake of the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire in Melbourne and the recent tragic fire at the Grenfell tower in London, there have been concerns that the non-compliant use of cladding in Australia is widespread and that there have been extensive delays in developing and…

10 Oct 2017, by Laurien Maerman

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Social Policy | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

“Future prosperity will look nothing like the past” – The challenges for today’s regional economies

With a growing economic gap between Australia’s major cities and regional areas, there has never been a more important time to examine the policies and strategies that can ensure prosperity for regional, remote and rural economies. Long run labour force data shows the progressive disappearance of routine cognitive and routine manual jobs across the country.…

16 May 2017, by Laurien Maerman

Infrastructure

Why Australia needs to embrace value capture

The weight and magnitude of modern day infrastructure projects is causing traditional funding models to buckle. With urban renewal and transport projects like WestConnex and the Metros now scaling tens of billions of dollars, it is clear that Australia needs to explore alternative, more equitable, methods of capital sourcing. Value Capture has long been used…

16 Jan 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by Informa Australia
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