Three ways to tackle urbanisation

With nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in towns and cities by 2050, rapid urbanisation is one of the biggest challenges of our time, putting unprecedented pressure on transportation systems, utilities and the environment. But emerging technologies are affording new, smarter ways to maintain, build and interact with infrastructure in an effort to make urbanisation more manageable

Should private finance stop investing in infrastructure?

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Concern over investing in regulated sectors is damaging UK infrastructure, but private finance is essential to meet future needs

How spatial analysis is changing our cities

Digitisation is revolutionising the way infrastructure is built and maintained, giving organisations the ability to track a dazzling variety of datasets to better inform decisions

Critical infrastructure attacks: nations are not ready

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With cyberattacks rising in both volume and complexity, and critical network infrastructure now a vulnerable target, filling the gaps in government cyberdefence has never been more important

China’s Belt and Road is anything but green

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Five of the biggest environmental challenges posed by China's Belt and Road initiative.

Cities of the future: digitally-transformed infrastructure

Building infrastructure can result in a complicated and disjointed project desperately in need of digital technologies to connect all parties

UK rail networks need to get proactive and modernise

Shifting to a proactive, rather than reactive, model of investment and maintenance is vital to deliver the high level of reliability, punctuality and overall experience rail passengers expect

Electric vehicles are the future - but is the UK ready?

Electrifying the UK’s transport network holds the key to major benefits, though significant investment in infrastructure is still needed at a time of national austerity