Global Infrastructure Fatigue: A Time To Reinvent or Just Rebuild?

Around the World, urban infrastructure is crumbling. The transportation, power, water, and sewage systems that have been taken for granted are technologically outdated, woefully inadequate, increasingly fragile, or all of the above. The most vibrant cities of the next century will be those that solve infrastructure problems. Recent studies suggest that modernizing water, electricity, and transportation systems over the next 25 years will require approximately $40 trillion. Where will the imagination and resources come? What policies, organizations, and institutional structures will it take to unlock this innovation?

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