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
Growing awareness of responsible investing, which considers environmental, social and governance factors, has transformed the conversation in the infrastructure sector
Concern over investing in regulated sectors is damaging UK infrastructure, but private finance is essential to meet future needs
Building infrastructure can result in a complicated and disjointed project desperately in need of digital technologies to connect all parties
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
Set to take off in the UK, Islamic finance could fund major infrastructure projects and even be boosted by Brexit
Political division over how to finance badly needed new infrastructure in the UK should not get in the way of progress
In an era of rapid technological change, how can investors be sure that new infrastructure developments will remain relevant?