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Infrastructure Transitions
Research Consortium

ITRC delivers research, models and decision support tools to enable analysis and planning of a robust National Infrastructure (NI) system. The research addresses major challenges for the energy, transport, water, waste and ICT systems.

The consortium is conducting a five-year programme of research to:

  • establish a series of long term visions for National Infrastructure in the UK;
  • model the interdependencies between infrastructure sectors;
  • analyse the vulnerabilities and risks of infrastructure failure;
  • explore the relationship between infrastructure and economic growth;
  • collaborate with practitioners and policy-makers to understand infrastructure challenges.

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and McKinsey estimate that $57 trillion, or $3.2 trillion a year, will be needed to finance infrastructure development around the world over the next 15 years. Based on this demand, S&P estimates that the gap between investment needs and available funds could be $500 billion annually.

Unlocking investment in infrastructure, June 2014

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