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Small doesn’t mean unprofitable: Unlocking new value from small-to-medium metal and mining projects

– Managing smaller projects with increased rigor and a through-cycle mentality can help companies to capture significant untapped value.

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Reimagining supply-chain collaboration in a low-oil-price environment

– A new approach to collaboration, within a company, between suppliers, and across the industry, could unlock savings that would... increase profitability and safety.
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How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk,... and improve the reliability of their critical assets.
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Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly... on distressed projects.

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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
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Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

– To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.

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Combating the challenges of urbanization in emerging markets: Lessons from India

– India’s smart-city program offers a road map for cities working to prepare for mass urbanization with limited funds.
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Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage,... foresight, and coordination.
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Yangpu Waterfront: From rustbelt to brainbelt

– Plans are afoot to transform this Shanghai district into a world-class innovation hub. Here’s how leaders hope to overcome... challenges in an emerging city and bring their vision to life.
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Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

– New nuclear power-plant projects are often in the news for delays and cost overruns. Yet there are also compelling success stories... from around the world. Here, we explore some of the ingredients necessary to build a nuclear power plant on time and on budget.
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A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
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Public–private collaborations for transforming urban mobility

– Partnerships that let cities take advantage of new mobility services should make urban transportation more accessible, affordable,... and efficient.
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What US consumers think of shared mobility

– As ride hailing and ride sharing grow more common, a new survey offers insights into shifting attitudes and behavior.
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Infrastructure for the evolution of urban mobility

– Self-driving vehicles, ride-hailing services, and other technologies are transforming urban mobility. To capture the benefits... of the shift, cities will need sound infrastructure plans and investments.
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Electric road systems: The future of freight transport

– How electrification is helping Sweden meet its environmental sustainability goals.
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‘A physical version of the Internet’: How Hyperloop could be the broadband of transportation

– Proponents of the high-speed technology envision an end-to-end revolution in transportation.
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Redesigning the public transportation experience: London’s contactless card system

– The journey to a ticket-free transit system—and the path ahead.

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