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What Price Data?

When we look at infrastructure services we should also consider the context in which they are provided.

Currently I am on assignment in PNG.  Telekom here in the past week has slashed mobile broadband top up prices by 50% to around A$25 per gigabyte (GB).   230 more words


What type of soil is good for a foundation for buildings or houses?

Question: What type of soil is good for a foundation for buildings or houses?

Answer: In both cities and the countryside, selection of sites with the best soil is an important engineering decision in the building process. 486 more words

Soil Basics

Policy needs poetry: what the humanities bring to policy making

A version of this post was first published on the Guardian’s Political Science blog.

Poets don’t often pop up at infrastructure conferences. But a few months ago, at a debate for infrastructure developers and policy makers, I began my remarks by quoting Wordsworth. 754 more words

Five reasons why investing in cycling is good for society

In addition to many personal benefits, investments in cycling especially in urban areas bring about many advantages for society as a whole. Studies show that every euro invested in cycling creates 8 euros in returns. 642 more words


Incorporating Engineering into Government to Improve National Programs

Hello everyone, I hope y’all have been doing well.  Today I would like discuss ways to improve our country by involving engineers and engineering concepts in the management of our national systems.   681 more words


Protected Bicycle Intersections

Everyone talks about the protected bicycle lane. It goes without saying that the protected bike lane is important in improving our bicycle infrastructure, but what seems to be missed is the just as important protected bicycle intersection. 42 more words

Infrastructure & Safety

Better Bicycle Infrastructure for the city of St. Paul

Since I bought my first real commuter bike back in the early 2000s, (A Marin), I’ve wanted to see bicycle infrastructure in the United States improve. 792 more words

Infrastructure & Safety