SDGs Global Implementation Initiative

The member states of the UN wish to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG’s). This process of developing SDG’s started in Rio 2012. At the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Sept 2015 these will be formalized. These SDG’s cover a wide range of societal aspects and activities. Infrastructure development is one of these activities, which is considered to be[…]

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Workshop on value creation in infrastructure

In March a new workshop on the ‘12 Value Principles’ for development and management of infrastructure has been launched by the Global Infrastructure Think Tank. In this workshop the fundamental value principles from economic theory are explained and made operational for infrastructure owners and investors. The principles consider the infrastructure assets itself, partnerships for value and the time dimension. The[…]

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Reducing disaster impacts through systematic investments

Harvey Hill Manager, Climate Decision Support and Adaptation Unit, National Agroclimate Information Service, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada, John Wiener Research Associate, Environment and Society Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, United States, and Koko Warner Academic Officer, Head of Section, Institute for Environment and Human Security, United Nations University, Germany This paper describes a method for reducing[…]

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Negotiating the relationship – Analysis and best practices

In negotiating contracts we tend to forget the relationship aspect. A mistake often made by contract parties is to focus uniquely on substance and ignore process when contracting. It turns out that most of the problems arise when parties’ cooperation process stagnates. Kamminga studied how a failure to agree on the collaboration process, can undermine achieving the goals of the[…]

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Sustainable Infrastructure Awareness project

Infrastructure is a key component of healthy societies both in developed and developing countries. It is an integral component of our civilization. It allows us to improve our lives, and touches almost every aspect of the way we live it. Investing in smarter, more sustainable, more efficient, or more valuable infrastructure serves the needs of people and businesses. However, development[…]

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