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Learning about infrastructure implies understanding the logic behind it. This week in infrastructure is about understanding the industry, from its finances to its forefront trends, while also commemorating emblematic projects.

To start, this week Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Review looks back at last year’s interview with Marcos Fasja, Deputy Director General of developer GFA, who explains the company’s concept of “resort living.”

Ready to play the logic game? Keep reading?

THE LOGIC IN INFRASTRUCTURE DYNAMICS:

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With 13 billion passenger trips yearly, Tokyo has the busiest train system in the world. How can it also be the most orderly? Learn about the amazing psychology behind it.

BRAC, the US Pentagon’s process to avoid unnecessary infrastructure. Read all about US infrastructure by the numbers.

LOOKING BACK:

The second round of voting will take place on June 17 for Colombia’s next presidential candidates. In the meantime, let us look back to the five infrastructure megaprojects that Santos’ eight-year administration left as a legacy.

Iconic buildings cannot afford to be left behind in sustainability. How are they thriving in becoming energy efficient while having the best architecture? It’s all about infrastructure rehabilitation.

It’s only 14 days until the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off with the first whistle blown in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. But before that, read the History of Estadio Azteca in 5 Minutes.

AT THE FOREFRONT:

Dubai completed the foundations for what is to be the highest tower in the world. The Creek Harbor Tower, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, will be about 930m long and is expected to be completed by 2020.

The Hub is Shanghai’s and the world’s first low carbon business district. Arup is behind the masterplan.

Baja California bets big on transport infrastructure. Striving to enhance imports and exports, the state’s plan includes a rail system and a port, just to mention a few.

FINANCING FINANCES:

Trump’s new tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum may impact the prices of construction materials. The impact might also shrink the industry’s growth.

Mexico City’s real estate bubble implies paying twice more than in the rest of the country when buying a house. The capital’s housing prices stand at an average of MX$8.5 million compared to the MX$4.7 million in the rest of the country.

Infrastructure for a gig economy? The industry can be a source of economic integration and long-term solutions.

The Pacific Alliance Region Driving Scotiabank’s 2Q18 Growth. The bank reported a strong second quarter for 2018 compared to the same period last year, with net income going up to US$2.2 billion in 2Q18 from US$2.1 billion in 2Q17.

 

 

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