Focus issue 187 December 2014
Shaping the way the nation lives, works and moves will depend on getting our infrastructure right – starting now
Infrastructure: from the past into the future
By Max Lay
Social media might have a role in public consultation to formulate community aspirations
that could supplement, rather than supplant, our current well-tried political processes.
Revolutionising how we think about infrastructure
By Cynthia Mitchell
We need broad-scale revolutionary, rather than evolutionary, change if all seven billion
people on the planet now, and those who follow us, are to have the opportunity to live well.
Waste not, want not: making better use of what we’ve got
By Rob Fitzpatrick
Financial, telecommunications and retail sectors integrate data analytics to make sense of the
volume and complexity of data. Infrastructure planners and providers must do the same.
Infrastructure priorities for Australian cities
By David Singleton
A mature debate is needed about what constitutes
a sound infrastructure investment.
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