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Infrastructure Report: The Los Angeles Renaissance

Los Angeles is hotly anticipating hosting the 2022 Super Bowl, the 2028 Summer Olympics and, potentially, the 2026 World Cup — and is in the midst of a $15 billion modernization of Los Angeles International Airport, and the construction of a $4 billion, 298-acre NFL stadium and real estate development project that L.A. Biz reports is the most expensive U.S. stadium ever built. What more, both the LAX and stadium projects are being financed by private investors. Our guest, Sean…

Infrastructure Report: Rocket billionaires and the new space race

Tim Fernholz — who covers space for Quartz and is the author of Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the New Space Race — joins the program to discuss infrastructure’s rapidly expanding new frontier. Join us for a discussion about the rise of private-sector space exploration, adventure capitalism and the continuing role of NASA. (03/2019)

Infrastructure Report: Driverless cars and the new transportation grid

Sam Schwartz was a New York City cab driver before eventually becoming New York City Traffic Commissioner and chief engineer of the city's Department of Transportation, before founding Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, a firm that specializes in transportation planning and engineering. His latest book is titled No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future. He joins the program to talk about, among other things, the profound infrastructure changes required for the coming driverless car revolution.…

In Focus: Greg Lindsay on the city of tomorrow

Greg Lindsay, journalist, urbanist, futurist, speaker and author, discusses the attributes that the city of tomorrow will have that have always made successful cities great. (03/2019)

Infrastructure Report: The digitization of infrastructure

Did you know that Google invested $30 billion in infrastructure between 2015 and 2017 to lay 64,000 miles of trans-ocean communication cables? Google is one of several technology companies investing heavily in communications infrastructure. What’s more, digital technologies are being embedded in a host of infrastructure projects. Mathias Burghardt, an executive with Ardian, brings his more than 25 years of experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors, to the program and offers examples of how digital technologies are making their…

In Focus: Aman Randhawa on campus transportation infrastructure

Aman Randhawa, principal, U.S., QIC Global Infrastructure, discusses why campus transportation infrastructure is attractive to investors and what the future looks like. QIC recently partnered with Northeastern University for the management of its transportation infrastructure. (03/2019)

Infrastructure Report: Listed versus nonlisted; defensive versus offensive

Chase McWhorter, managing director of the publication, discusses efforts to better track and benchmark nonlisted infrastructure performance, vis-a-vis listed infrastructure, as well as regarding infrastructure as more than simply a defensive hedge in portfolios to protect against economic downturns. (02/2019)

Infrastructure Report: Spotlight on Nashville

Steve Chizek, a managing director with OHM Advisors, recently wrote an opinion piece that appeared in USA Today titled “Nashville’s infrastructure is old and falling apart.” He joins to program to elaborate on how Nashville is a microcosm of cities across the United States — as well as why even a booming city like Nashville is not keeping pace with its infrastructure needs, what city officials saying about the situation, and whether private investors are being considered to help fund…
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