It’s time to change the way we talk about the “Infrastructure Gap”

We’re still talking about the infrastructure gap today, and it was a focus of the Global Infrastructure Forum 2016 but it’s imperative to change the conversation if we want to achieve our goals.

 


To enable this transformation
we need to radically change the way we think

goal_zero_harm_zero_waste-2We need to stop focusing on raising more funds to meet the growing demand for maintenace and start addressing the problem by reducing the damage. As populations grow so does the impact upon our roads and road-side structures. Unless sustainable solutions are implemented the gap will continue to grow

 Now more than ever, it is critical to protect and preserve our road infrastructure and minimise risk. Over the past few years our customers’ budgets have come under tremendous pressure while environmental expectations have increased. This coupled with increasing populations and safety concerns has created a world-wide infrastructure crisis that current methods only exacerbate.

We need to stop thinking of cities as static environments that are subject to constant degredation and start thinking of them as more fluid environments, able to easily transform to meet changing needs, never growing old and tired. A more flexible urban environment to replace the current static one, optimising sustainability, productivity and profitability across the entire lifecycle of a development.

 


 Innovator of the Year

Smart Urban was awarded Innovator of the Year by the Department of Commerce for what is considered the most significant advancement in pavement technology for over a hundred years. Smart Urban has developed the world’s first truly sustainable solution to this complex problem, enabling the development of Smarter, more sustainable cities than ever thought possible!

There is an urgent need for the construction industry to break free from the constraints of traditional thinking that created the current infrastructure crisis and as our populations grow so does the damage and the associated problems. “With the world’s population expected to increase by 2.4 billion people over the next three decades, there will be significant demands on our infrastructure, both at home and around the world. There is a world-wide concern for improving the sustainability of urban developments. World-class products are required to meet this challenge.” (Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada)

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