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Voices on Infrastructure

Voices on Infrastructure brings together perspectives on the $57 trillion infrastructure challenge from the public and private sector, industry and academia. These articles address the question: How do we deliver infrastructure for a planet of 9 billion people?

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Voices on Infrastructure: Insights on project development and finance

– This collection of articles by industry leaders and McKinsey experts focuses on the crucial opening phases of infrastructure projects: project development and financing. Smart development and stable financing can make the difference between a successful project and one that falls short. These elements, however, are often missing on projects ranging from toll roads in North America to renewable energy installations in Africa.

Past issues

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Voices on Infrastructure: The future of real estate

– One of the world’s most interesting industries, real estate contributes significantly to global GDP; it is also the bedrock of urbanization and has created immense wealth. But it is difficult to understand. Real estate is local in character, extremely cyclical, and often characterized by information asymmetry and lack of transparency. This issue of Voices explores the trends shaping the future of the industry, including customer-centricity, functional design, disruptive technology, transit-oriented development, and investment in emerging markets.
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Voices on Infrastructure: Rethinking engineering and construction

– While prospects for the engineering and construction sectors are promising, it also faces challenges including falling commodity prices, declining productivity, delays, cost overruns, increasing competition, and disruptive technologies. This issue of Voices on Infrastructure examines how the industry can do better.
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Voices on Infrastructure: Productive cities

– More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and how urban environments evolve will be one of the defining features of the 21st century. This issue examines how infrastructure can meet people’s growing needs.
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Voices on Infrastructure: Novel solutions

– This issue examines novel solutions to improving infrastructure delivery, with contributions from industry executives including Crossrail’s Andrew Wolstenholme, Heathrow’s Andrew Macmillan, and Hong Kong MTR’s Lincoln Leong.
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Voices on Infrastructure: Voices from the Global Infrastructure Initiative

– Rethinking Infrastructure brings together perspectives on the $57 trillion infrastructure challenge from the public and private sector, industry and academia. These articles address the question: How do we deliver infrastructure for a planet of 9 billion people?