Infrastructure


Design thinking people

Will design thinking deliver benefits to infrastructure owners?

It seems that everyone is talking about design thinking. But is it relevant to infrastructure owners, investors and developers? Newspapers, business and industry magazines are publishing ever more articles on design thinking or human-centred design. They include examples like Samsung’s mobile phones and televisions, PepsiCo’s products and customer experiences, or...

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Systems thinking is required

Delivery of productivity and infrastructure – who’s role is it?

Business and government both have important roles to play in driving productivity growth and enabling infrastructure. But are those roles consistent with the traditional policy and practice handbook? Do current conditions demand a distinctly different approach? Are our public finances at risk? “We’ve been leading urban stormwater management practices for...

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Productivity

Achieving a 700-fold ROI

“What a terrific result! We need to apply this approach to all our projects.” That was Don’s enthusiastic response. He was a mining executive who’d just recognised a 700-fold return on his investment. So what had Don invested in – advanced geological mapping, new high-technology driverless trucks, off-shoring of engineering...

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Communities to create not obstruct

Communities to create not obstruct

New developments present understandable challenges for existing communities. But communities need to stop opposing new development and instead demand a higher calibre of infrastructure outcome if collectively we are to make progress and get the productivity-enhancing infrastructure Australia needs. Here we go again I am starting to feel like Phil...

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