Bechtel's Ian Laski and Raj Kumar sit down and discuss what resilient infrastructure means for a diverse region of the world.
Rapid urbanization in Asia has created an unprecedented challenge for the development community. From 2000 to 2010, nearly 200 million people moved into East Asian cities, according to the World Bank.
Enhanced collaboration between civil society, government, and business in the planning, design and implementation of core and social infrastructures should grow economies; build resiliency; and help to solve societal problems.
Global megatrends require a step-change in the way we design, construct and operate structures and systems that will benefit society for the long term.
Bechtel has contributed to a two-year study with re:focus partners culminating in a report, A Roadmap for Resilience that helps to guide cities on how to leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure.
Infrastructure is not just about physical assets (e.g., roads and bridges), but also about sustainable solutions for the delivery of reliable energy, clean water, communications, logistics and mobility.
Finding innovative ways to build government capacity in Africa.