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 a lot has changed in 16 years, and it’s time to re-cast our conversation about the infrastructure gap. In fact, it’s imperative to change the conversation if we want to achieve our goals. And the Forum is the right place to start.

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

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.

 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.

innovator_awardSmart 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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