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Tony Hansen, Global Infrastructure Initiative

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How can airports incorporate design and customer experience strategies to craft positive end-user journeys? Executives from McKinsey, JFK International, Orlando International Airport, and CCR USA weigh in on how airports can center customer experience.

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Despite—or because of—low rates, service is bad and shippers are angry. The port-and-shipping sector must and can improve, not only for shippers, but also for the lines and ports themselves.

John Murnane, McKinsey & Company

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The new world of transport will demand different skills, capabilities, and culture.

Lisa J. Caswell, Christina E. Coplen, and Jonathan R. Visbal, Spencer Stuart

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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.

Shannon Bouton, Eric Hannon, Stefan Knupfer, and Swarna Ramanathan, McKinsey & Company

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

Shashi Verma, Transport for London

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How electrification is helping Sweden meet its environmental sustainability goals.

Lena Erixon, Trafikverket

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Transportation will be dramatically different in ten years. To adapt, public entities and stakeholders must act today.

Steffen Fuchs and Rafat Shehadeh, McKinsey & Company

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Proponents of the high-speed technology envision an end-to-end revolution in transportation.

Nick Earle, Hyperloop One

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Connectivity could dramatically change the commute of the future.

Roland Busch, Siemens

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Tony Hansen, Global Infrastructure Initiative

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Shanghai-based WinSun is pioneering 3-D printing as a construction process. With as few as three employees overseeing the process, commercially viable houses are being built in under one week, using materials from construction and industrial waste. Chairman and CEO Ma Yihe explores how large-scale 3-D printing could transform the industry with respect to design, cost, and time.

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McKinsey research explores the underlying reasons for the construction industry’s productivity challenges, identifying the root causes and seven actions that could create a step-change in construction productivity. With $1.6 trillion at stake, where do we start?

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In the United States, governments are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to implement public infrastructure works. Here's why the benefits of P3 project delivery, not just financing, will continue to shift the market in this direction.

Michael Della Rocca, McKinsey & Company

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To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.

Leigh Jasper and Karthik Venkatasubramanian, Aconex

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When major mining projects face trouble, leaders often find it hard to determine how or when to intervene. Six key strategies can help get projects back on track.

Mark Kuvshinikov, Piotr Pikul, and Robert Samek, McKinsey & Company

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There's a monster that eats projects: scope creep. To keep the creep at bay, organizations need discipline, collaboration, and a relentless focus on real user needs.

Steffen Fuchs and Rafat Shehadeh, McKinsey & Company

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Why understanding the client's view of value is critical for effective project outcomes.

Alan Krause, MWH Global (now part of Stantec)

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McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction's productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first.

Filipe Barbosa, Jan Mischke, and Matthew Parsons, McKinsey & Company

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Construction lags behind other industries in its ability to manage complex projects, but two new approaches will help close the gap.

Bruce Grewcock, Kiewit Corporation

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Mired by under-digitization and fragmentation, construction must find a new way to build.

Michael Marks, Katerra

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Major capital projects are habitually beset by overruns and delays, but three solutions offer a path out of entrenched dysfunction and to increased profitability.

Jim Banaszak, Rob Palter, and Matthew Parsons, McKinsey & Company

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City infrastructure projects are extraordinarily complex—but they can also be an avenue for new economic growth and digital disruption. GII spoke with the mayors of Bristol, Seattle, and Syracuse about how new approaches to financing, big data, and technology are making their cities more accessible and efficient. From predictive analytics for water mains to integrated spatial plans for housing and transportation, here’s how cities are exploring newfound potential.

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Today’s airports must evolve to meet growing demand, new technologies, updated security requirements, funding pressures and rising customer expectations. These forces will grow stronger, as will the complexity of projects and the public’s desire for transparency into performance. McKinsey leaders joined executives from some of North America’s busiest and largest airports to discuss major issues facing the sector today.

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Today’s airports must evolve to meet growing demand, new technologies, updated security requirements, funding pressures and rising customer expectations. These forces will grow stronger, as will the complexity of projects and the public’s desire for transparency into performance. McKinsey leaders joined executives from some of North America’s busiest and largest airports to discuss major issues facing the sector today.

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Tony Hansen, Global Infrastructure Initiative

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Karl Kuchel of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners believes the United States could become a much bigger market.

Karl Kuchel, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

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The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and operational efficiency.

David Frankel and Dickon Pinner, McKinsey & Company

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Financing costs are higher but the results are worth it.

Brian Budden, Plenary Group

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America’s approach to planning, financing, building and maintaining public infrastructure is fragmented and inefficient. Here is how to improve it.

Michael Della Rocca, Tyler Duvall, and Rob Palter, McKinsey & Company

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Singapore shows how an effective housing program can promote social and political stability.

Wong Heang Fine, Surbana Jurong

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The key is to ask, and answer, the right questions.

Tyler Duvall, Mike Kerlin, and Rob Palter, McKinsey & Company

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How and why Europe’s largest airport plans to manage a major expansion.

Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow Airport

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​BP’s Starlee Sykes discusses the future of deepwater development.

Starlee Sykes, Offshore at BP, Laura Borland and Kassia Yanosek, McKinsey & Company

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California needs policies that cultivate long-term economic growth and offset decades of unsustainable, economically inefficient urban sprawl. In this session, policymakers and thought leaders discuss what can be done to meet the need for higher-density, lower-cost housing near job centers.

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Principal Sangeeth Ram presents the main ways government and the private sector can address the global affordable housing challenge.

Sangeeth Ram, McKinsey & Company

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Since 2012, the Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) has convened industry leaders to identify ways to improve the delivery of new projects and get more out of existing assets. GII’s Innovation Site Visits expose a select group of global leaders to some of the most exciting advances in infrastructure from around the world. Here’s how it works.

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As the global real-estate market changes, developers need to focus more on the customer experience.

Ankit Gupta, Bruce Xia, and Haimeng Zhang, McKinsey & Company

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Real-estate developers should accept that business as they have known it is changing. By adopting new construction technologies, they can improve delivery and affordability.

Mukund Sridhar, McKinsey & Company

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Careful planning and an eye on the future can help the cities that host them.

Bill Hanway, AECOM

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America’s biggest state needs to build 3.5 million homes by 2025. Here are some approaches that can help.

Jan Mischke and Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey Global Institute; Shannon Peloquin and Daniel Weisfield, McKinsey & Company

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The traditional shopping mall is under threat. Here is how to meet the needs of digital customers.

Sangeeth Ram, McKinsey & Company

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Improved rail connectivity could transform development opportunities—and the entire economy—in the United Kingdom.

Sir David Higgins, High Speed Two Ltd.

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Tony Hansen, Global Infrastructure Initiative

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Palava shows a future that may work.

Abhishek Lodha, Lodha Group; Subbu Narayanswamy, McKinsey & Company

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Institutional investors have been cautious when it comes to real estate. There is evidence, however, that the terms of engagement are changing.

Samvit Kanoria and Hasan Muzaffar, McKinsey & Company

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China Vanke executive Zhang Xu describes how his real-estate company has met the challenges of overseas expansion.

Guangyu Li, McKinsey & Company; Zhang Xu, China Vanke

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How one Asian developer is using planning and technology to make cities work for people.

Lim Ming Yan, CapitaLand

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The industry needs to change; here’s how to manage it.

Rajat Agarwal, Shankar Chandrasekaran, and Mukund Sridhar, McKinsey & Company

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Tony Hansen, Global Infrastructure Initiative

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Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Jorge L. Quijano, Panama Canal Authority

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Engineering and construction firms suffer from low margins and relatively low productivity. Here is how to do better.

Jose Luis Blanco, Mauricio Janauskas, and Maria Joao Ribeirinho, McKinsey & Company

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The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes.

Craig Albert and Tam Nguyen, Bechtel Corporation

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An interview with Jacqueline Hinman.

Tony Hansen, McKinsey & Company, and Jacqueline Hinman, CH2M Hill

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Trevor Fowler, City Manager of Johannesburg; Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins; Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta

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Geopolitical futurist Parag Khanna foresees a world in which megacities, supply chains and connective technologies redraw the map away from states and borders.

Parag Khanna, Hybrid Reality Institute

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McKinsey's Jonathan Woetzel talks about how cities are engines of productivity by enhancing the number and frequency of interactions.

Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey & Company

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Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, talks about planning for future sustainability.

Michael Berkowitz, 100 Resilient Cities

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Jay Walder, CEO of Motivate, talks about the influence of technology and infrastructure innovations for the cities of the future.

Jay Walder, Motivate

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Understanding an infrastructure asset’s unique characteristics can extend its life span—and save money.

Janna de Groot and Ashay Prabhu, Assetic

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By working together, cities can help solve global problems.

Benjamin Barber, Global Parliament of Mayors, and John Means, McKinsey & Company

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How consumers and technology are redefining how people get around.

Interview with Jay Walder, Motivate

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An interview with Helle Søholt.

Interview with Helle Søholt, Gehl

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There are signs that America’s city dwellers are beginning to change the way they get around. Here is how city leaders can plan ahead.

Shannon Bouton, Stefan Knupfer, and Steven Swartz, McKinsey & Company

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China is leading the effort to create the world’s largest economic platform.

Tian Jinchen, China's National Development and Reform Commission

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To build a city from scratch, create a solid economic foundation.

Fahd Al-Rasheed, King Abdullah Economic City

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How governments can encourage private-sector infrastructure investment.

Christopher Heathcote, Global Infrastructure Hub

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Every weekday, roughly 560,000 people - nearly the population of Portland, OR - travel between the East Bay and San Francisco making the trans-bay crossing the Bay Area's most important transportation link by connecting millions of people to their jobs and lives on either side of the bay.

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Senior executives from Bechtel and AECOM discuss their companies' adoption of disruptive technologies.

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What can other cities learn from Hong Kong’s approach to transit?

Lincoln Leong, MTR Corporation

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Three experts give their views on attracting private capital to public infrastructure efforts.

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When natural disasters strike, governments step up. Here’s how they can improve the odds of a successful long-term recovery.

Benjamin Cheatham, Anne Healy, and Becca O’Brien Kuusinen, McKinsey & Company

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A former finance minister makes the case for openness and discusses “de-risking.”

Interview with Joaquim Levy, Brazilian Ministry of Finance

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Most big infrastructure projects run late and over budget. Here’s how to do better.

Tim McManus, McKinsey & Company

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Bringing the consumer experience back into the infrastructure discussion.

Andrew Macmillan, Heathrow Airport

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Aaron Bielenberg, Mike Kerlin, Jeremy Oppenheim, and Melissa Roberts, McKinsey & Company

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The construction industry has historically been slow to pursue innovation, but Crossrail's Innovate 18 is setting out to change that.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail

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Diverse stakeholders, complex projects, and straitened budgets: a survey of global infrastructure leaders defines the challenges to the industry—and how to address them.

Jordan L. Brugg, Suzanne M. Burns, Arnaud Despierre, Hugh Thorneycroft, and York von Wangenheim, Spencer Stuart

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James Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Insight

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William Ruh, Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital & Chief Digital Officer, GE

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Michael Linse, Partner, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield and Byers

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Each year, the world spends $9 trillion dollars on infrastructure. Unfortunately, up to 40% is misspent due to bottlenecks, limited innovation, and market failures. The 2015 McKinsey & Company Global Infrastructure Initiative will convene the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure from across the value chain for a focused discussion that explores how innovation and technology can disrupt and improve infrastructure delivery.

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Ron Ritter, Expert Principal, McKinsey & Company

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Jaana Remes, MGI Partner, McKinsey & Company

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On September 8th, approximately 30 infrastructure leaders from around South Africa convened for the GII Johannesburg Roundtable. The topic was Boosting infrastructure productivity to secure long-term growth in South Africa, drawing from the recently released MGI Report, South Africa’s big five: Bold ideas to unleash inclusive growth.

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Building big infrastructure projects is always risky, but there are ways to improve the odds of a smooth landing.

Nicklas Garemo, Stefan Matzinger, and Robert Palter, McKinsey & Company

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A synopsis of the Global Infrastructure Initiative Philadelphia Roundtable, focusing on the airport passenger experience, airport and terminal privatization, and what US airports can do to accelerate redevelopment.

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A synopsis of the Global Infrastructure Initiative London Roundtable, focusing on how transport leaders can successfully navigate digital transformation and capitalize on the opportunities, while managing the threats from new disruptive businesses.

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Nicklas Garemo and Martin Hjerpe address how increasing infrastructure productivity can help save $1 trillion globally.

Nicklas Garemo and Martin Hjerpe, McKinsey & Company

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Carl-Stefan Neumann presents how big data and digitization can help improve a city’s infrastructure.

Carl-Stefan Neumann, McKinsey & Company

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MIT’s Carlo Ratti discusses how technology can enable cities to understand how people use infrastructures, to better meet the transportation needs of their citizens.

Carlo Ratti, MIT

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What makes a great city? Jonathan Woetzel explains that when it comes to cities, greatness is a pursuit, a pursuit of a better versions of themselves.

Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey & Company

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The need for speed in delivering progress.

Bill Wiseman, McKinsey & Company

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The public appreciates the creation of great infrastructure—but the process is difficult.

Adrian Booth, McKinsey & Company

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How traffic, energy, water, and security issues will shape the future.

Rik Kirkland, McKinsey & Company

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Self-driving cars are not just about a hands-free driving experience. Their emergence points to an urban transformation that will change the way people navigate, access information, and interact with one another.

Matthew Claudel and Carlo Ratti, SENSEable City Lab, MIT

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Digitization in infrastructure networks could improve forecasting, promote reliability, and increase efficiency.

Carl-Stefan Neumann, McKinsey & Company

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How small changes could make a big difference.

Rik Kirkland, McKinsey & Company

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Going after quick wins helped city leaders create momentum for continuing improvement.

Yakov Sergienko, McKinsey & Company

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Principal Sangeeth Ram presents the main ways government and the private sector can address the global affordable housing challenge.

Sangeeth Ram

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Infrastructure productivity can and should be much better. Here’s how to start improving.

Nicklas Garemo, Martin Hjerpe, and Jan Mischke, McKinsey & Company

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Privatizing government assets is just one way to improve fiscal health or invest in new infrastructure. To create value for the public, all options should be considered.

Robert Palter and Stuart Shilson, McKinsey

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US infrastructure is aging, while the population is growing. To improve the transportation system, argues the secretary of transportation, the United States needs more funding and less red tape.

Anthony Foxx, US secretary of transportation

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Spending money, not raising it, is the biggest problem when it comes to financing infrastructure.

Tyler Duvall, Alastair Green, and Mike Kerlin, McKinsey & Company

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Olympian Wolfgang Maennig argues that it’s time to reconsider ambitions for infrastructure when it comes to mega-events.

Rik Kirkland, McKinsey & Company

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Consulting stakeholders before digging makes for better, cheaper projects.

Isabel Dedring, Transport, London

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A synopsis of the Global Infrastructure Initiative New York Roundtable, examining some of the key challenges, opportunities, and real potential solutions to increase the pipeline of bankable projects in North America.

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Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.

Shannon Bouton, Jay Dearborn, Yakov Sergienko, and Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey & Company

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Megaprojects always face challenges, but looking only at cost and timing may not be the only way to judge their success.

Virginia A. Greiman, professor of megaprojects and planning, Boston University

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Infrastructure is about much more than cement, says the former US secretary of state and chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group.

Norah Ferry, McKinsey & Company

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In some of the most promising markets, supply of and demand for reliable energy has outpaced infrastructure. For discerning investors, the opportunity to fund energy infrastructure is significant.

Arif Naqvi, group chief executive, The Abraaj Group

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More sustainable financing, higher quality in urban projects, and new markets to soak up construction overcapacity will determine how the country writes the next chapter of its remarkable story.

Zuo Kun, executive vice president, China Development Bank Capital

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To bring the benefits of urban life to hundreds of millions of new residents in city clusters, infrastructure development and financing must be innovative, sustainable, and high quality.

Xiaodong Ming, deputy director of the planning department of China’s National Development and Reform Commission

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Even the best planning can’t always stave off an infrastructure failure when a major disruption hits. But building in resilience can help infrastructure withstand shocks or fail safely.

Judith Rodin, president, The Rockefeller Foundation

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The secret to hitting a moving target is to aim slightly ahead of its trajectory. Stakeholders in infrastructure design, construction, and management face a similar challenge in working to develop cities capable of sustaining us tomorrow.

Uwe Krueger, CEO, Atkins

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For institutional investors and government agencies, greenfield infrastructure projects are ripe with opportunity. By structuring them as public–private partnerships, both parties have better chance of meeting their individual goals.

Thierry Déau and Julien Touati,, Meridiam

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A synopsis of the Global Infrastructure Initiative Beijing Roundtable, an engaging discussion on how to take China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy forward.

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Matching up infrastructure projects and institutional investors is difficult. Better knowledge of how infrastructure assets will behave and new ways to monitor performance can help.

Frédéric Blanc-Brude, research director, EDHEC-Risk Institute

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Infrastructure leaders who are looking to win public support for new projects can learn from industries that understand their customers.

Dominic Maxwell, Julian Mills, and Stuart Shilson, McKinsey & Company

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Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, partner at the Abraaj Group, presents at 2014's Global Infrastructure Initiative.

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Partner at the Abraaj Group

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What challenges will a world with 9 billion people face?

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Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Eduardo Paes, presents at 2014's Global Infrastructure Initiative.

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