INFRASTRUCTURE

From 3D printers constructing skyscrappers to sweeping government initiatives that will modernize the public infrastructure we depend on—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of infrastructure development.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/world/asia/japan-nuclear-weapon-recycle.html
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The New York Times
Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.
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http://aoarchitect.us/projects/g107-baoan/
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AO Architect
The redevelopment of 30km long G107 highway in Bao'an, Shenzhen. It will be an organic city with the world's first drone highway.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45476865
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BBC
Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation committing California to carbon-free electricity by 2045.
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https://www.wired.com/story/self-parking-cars/
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Wired
Companies are already testing systems like collaborative parking, remote-control summoning, and special picker-upper robots.
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http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/18/6-self-contained-skyscraper-super-cities/
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Engadget
By Cat DiStasioToday's architects are imagining the cities of the future as building styles fall in and out of fashion and construction materials evolve. As urban centers get more crowded and polluted, a number of forward-thinking designers are responding with concepts for self-contained super cities that reach up instead of out -- sometimes up to 2.5 miles high. The resulting designs incorporate
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/why-china-wants-expand-its-arctic-footprint
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Stratfor
Beijing is eager to tap into the Arctic's abundant resources and take advantage of shipping lanes that will open as sea ice recedes. But it will need to muscle into the region first.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/12/almost-two-thirds-of-australias-coal-fired-generation-will-be-out-by-2040-aemo-says
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The Guardian
Rooftop solar capacity to double or even triple to replace existing thermal generation, new assessment by the energy market operator predicts
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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/10/31/how-big-data-and-the-sims-are-helping-us-to-build-the-cities-of-the-future
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The Next Web
By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities in these parts will be challenged to meet the needs of their residents, and provide sufficient […]
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https://www.wired.com/story/white-house-plan-speed-rollout-5g/
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Wired
The Pentagon will share part of the wireless spectrum, allowing telecom carriers to reach more areas with fewer cell towers.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/11/24/781132932/the-powerlessness-of-nigerias-tech-startups
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NPR
The big problem for these booming businesses isn't staff shortages, government regulations or software glitches. It's all about the electrical grid.
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http://re100.eng.anu.edu.au/news/2018-09-10c.php
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ANU
100% Renewable Energy
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https://www.wsj.com/graphics/china-emergence-of-a-trade-leviathan/
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The Wall Street Journal
China has demolished its rivals to produce much of what Americans consume. The country's rise, and the Trump Administration’s decision to confront it head on, has put the economic powers on a collision course.
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https://www.techinasia.com/underwater-house-shimizu/
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Techinasia
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https://www.thelocal.se/20191105/stockholm-bypass-delayed-as-costs-soar-for-major-infrastructure-project
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The Local
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https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2018/how-the-philippine-grid-could-achieve-30-or-even-50-renewable-energy-by-2030.html
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NREL
Through a project sponsored by USAID and the Philippine Department of Energy (PDOE), the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a report titled, “Greening the Grid: Solar and Wind Integration Study for the Luzon-Visayas System of the Philippines."
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https://solarmagazine.com/evolutionary-growth-spurt-in-the-making-for-developing-world-solar-mini-grids/
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Solar Magazine
Odyssey’s cloud-based mini-grid project development SaaS platform’s helping accelerate the investment of solar mini-grids in developing world
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https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australia-population-growth-housing-affordability-supply-forecasts-hia-2018-4
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The Guardian
Australia’s population is about to tick over 24.9 million, and is growing at an annual pace of 1.6%, according to data from the ABS.
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https://www.eco-business.com/news/what-the-philippines-us275-billion-rail-project-means-for-commuters-and-the-environment/
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Eco-Business
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https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/07/how-the-us-will-get-to-a-50-percent-renewable-electric-economy-by-2030/
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Singularity Hub
For the first time ever, our harnessing of renewable energy has surpassed domestic reliance on coal, a critical milestone for democratizing energy.
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https://www.smart-energy.com/renewable-energy/2023-wind-energy-outlook-uncertain-industry-must-stay-focussed/
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Smart Energy
There is significant uncertainty over how much wind energy capacity will grow in Europe over the next five years, according to WindEurope’s new ‘Wind Energy Outlook to 2023.
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https://www.intralinkgroup.com/en-GB/Media/Blog/October-2019/South-Korea-bets-big-on-hydrogen
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Intralink Group
South Korea bets big on hydrogen – with huge openings for western firms