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Infrastructure: do politicians care about the truth?

Claims made last week about High Speed Rail and the East-West Link show yet again just how blithely and contemptuously Australian politicians treat the facts – integrity is optional

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What does urban rail really cost to build?

The official estimate of the cost to build the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel is $9 billion but some advocates claim it’s only $3 billion. What explains the huge difference in these two claims?

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Infrastructure: does getting the facts right matter anymore?

The idea that those involved in community discussions about cities should get the facts right increasingly seems to be optional. Cities are likely to be better places if we strive for truth in public debates.

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Does Australia really have the world’s most liveable cities?

Australasian cities have taken out five of the top ten spots in the EIU’s bi-annual survey of the world’s most liveable cities. Trouble is, from the point of view of city policy-makers it’s meaningless

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Infrastructure: what to do about the ‘Cleopatra Problem’?

The cost of building transport infrastructure in Australia is stratospheric. Governments need to examine the causes, but they also need to look at new ways of managing future urban growth

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Does this freeway make any sense?

Tony Abbott and Dennis Napthine have effectively committed to Melbourne’s proposed East-West Link “sight unseen”, but it’s likely the costs of this new freeway would well and truly exceed the benefits

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Is this why infrastructure costs are escalating?

Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is calling on the O’Farrell Government to get the recently announced eastern suburbs light rail line off the streets of Surry Hills and under the ground

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Why does yet another toll road look like it might fail?

Brisbane’s Airport Link toll road is the latest in a growing list of major transport projects in financial trouble because traffic forecasts pitched to investors now seem wildly over-optimistic

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How much will hurricane Sandy end up costing?

A study done last year provides a guide to the full cost of Hurricane Sandy and how long it might take to restore transport infrastructure in New York to 100% operation.

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Natural disasters: does government matter?

The loss of life is tragic and the economic impact enormous, but places like New York are much better able to deal with natural disasters than most of the world’s population.

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