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Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City

Infrastructure 2014

Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City is the eighth in a series of annual reports from the Urban Land Institute and EY.

Infrastructure 2014, based on a survey of approximately 440 top public and real estate leaders from around the world, assesses the role of infrastructure in supporting and attracting metropolitan real estate investment and supporting urban prosperity, and identifies key infrastructure investment priorities and bottlenecks.

Among the findings in Infrastructure 2014:

  • Good infrastructure is a key driver of where real estate investment dollars go;
  • Improving the quality of public transit, roads and bridges, and pedestrian infrastructure is among survey respondents’ highest priorities;
  • The public’s willingness to pay for infrastructure is a top factor that will shape infrastructure over the next decade;
  • Funding and financing for infrastructure are seen as resting on cooperation between developers and local governments; and
  • Long-term maintenance and operations of infrastructure are oft-neglected considerations, and concern public and private leaders alike.

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Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights

This is the seventh in a series of global infrastructure reports produced by the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young. The report assesses the state of infrastructure globally, connecting strong infrastructure investment decisions to national and metropolitan prosperity.


  • Up-to-date information on the latest infrastructure investment trends, challenges, and innovations;
  • Coverage of the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific region;
  • Informative charts and graphs;
  • Highlights of transformative infrastructure investments from around the world; and
  • Insights from the infrastructure field’s leading experts and thinkers.

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