Grand Challenge

In 2016 the International Symposia for Next Generation Infrasructure will address the following theme:

“Beyond Utopia: Designing Infrastructure Systems As Collective Agents of Social Change”

This grand challenge is concerned with infrastructure (such as transport, energy, water, waste, telecommunications, housing and social infrastructure) and the web of interdependencies and interconnections that collectively make up the physical, economic and social systems of cities and regions. New thinking about how to manage, organise and deliver infrastructure is required to improve performance, drive innovation, promote collaboration, capture lessons and deliver more successful outcomes than are currently being achieved.