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The power of collective action: Forging a global role for mayors

– By working together, cities can help solve global problems.

The Brazilian experience in financing infrastructure

– A former finance minister makes the case for openness and discusses “de-risking.”

Remember the people: The foundation for success in 21st-century infrastructure

– Infrastructure providers are used to focusing on issues of project selection, funding, and regulation. The most successful firms... are learning to provide great consumer experiences too.

Inclusive cities are productive cities

– Urbanization has the potential to drive global productivity, but it requires viewing immigration and population growth as positive—and... acting accordingly.

The conundrum of new complex refining investments

– Refiners continue to invest in complex refining capacity despite highly volatile margins and generally low light-heavy differentials.... Why?

Urban mobility at a tipping point

– As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve... the mobility challenge.

New horizons for infrastructure investing

– Investors are having trouble finding attractive deals. They might be looking in the wrong places.

Big data versus big congestion: Using information to improve transport

– Digitization in infrastructure networks could improve forecasting, promote reliability, and increase efficiency.

Megaprojects: The good, the bad, and the better

– Building big infrastructure projects is always risky, but there are ways to improve the odds of a smooth landing.

Should the Olympics be shrunk?

– Olympian Wolfgang Maennig argues that it’s time to reconsider ambitions for infrastructure when it comes to mega-events.

Making the most of a wealth of infrastructure finance

– Spending money, not raising it, is the biggest problem when it comes to financing infrastructure.

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