The Department for Transport has published its national policy statement for national networks against which planning decisions on nationally significant transport infrastructure projects will be made.
This publication explores the forces that are shaping roads, now and in the future: climate change, urbanisation, technological innovation, demographic shifts and the changing behaviours of travellers.
This report provides an overview of how the Institution of Civil Engineers believes that the governance and resources for sub-national transport have held back the potential of our city regions. To resolve this, the report calls on policymakers from all political parties to embrace three overarching recommendations for the next Parliament.
More than half the world’s population now live in a city. By the middle of the century, it’ll be 70%. This site has been established to explore all the topics affecting that growing slice of humanity. Focus is on matters such as infrastructure, governance and the built environment. The content is broken down into five sections: Business: finance, economics, and the corporate world; Politics: how cities are planned, managed and governed; Transport: planes, trains and automobiles; Skylines: architecture, demographics, and the fabric of the cities around us; Horizons: a place for ideas: past, present, and especially future. The site also keeps tabs on the topics covered most frequently, and lists them in the ‘trending’ section of the menu bar.
The authors of this report expect China to use its vast domestic manufacturing capability and capacity to export equipment and materials for UK infrastructure and real estate projects where it is providing investment. This development is expected to change the landscape of the infrastructure industry in the UK as the Chinese enter the supply chain over the next 10 years.
This presentation looks at ensuring major infrastructure projects are delivered with current technology.
The Government has published the National Infrastructure Plan which sets out an infrastructure vision for the next parliament and beyond. It is underpinned by a pipeline of over £460 billion of planned public and private investment.
The government has announced proposals to spend £15 billion to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads. These plans are published the first ever ‘Road investment strategy’, which has been developed to keep the population connected and the economy growing.
Transport for London and Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a new paper, by Volterra Partners, calling for major reforms to decision-making about transport infrastructure, designed to put jobs, housing and growth centre stage.
Public financial institutions and the low-carbon transition: Five case studies on low-carbon infrastructure and project investment
Public financial institutions (PFIs) are well-positioned to act as a key leverage point for governments’ efforts to mobilise private investment in low-carbon projects and infrastructure. This study, published by the OECD, identifies the tools, instruments and approaches used by five PFIs to directly support and scale-up domestic private sector investment in sustainable transport, energy-efficiency and renewable energy in OECD countries. Between 2010-2012, these five institutions, Group Caisse des Dépôts in France, KfW Bankengruppe in Germany, the UK Green Investment Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, have provided over 100 billion euros of equity investment and financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable transport projects. They use both traditional and innovative approaches to link low-carbon projects with finance through enhancing access to capital; facilitating risk reduction and sharing; improving the capacity of market actors; and shaping broader market practices and conditions.