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Infrastructure Fetishists Take Note

It's Christmas in July for urbanists, urban planning enthusiasts and fans of highly-produced compendiums of data: the consulting firm KPMG is out with its Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition. The 100-page report outlines the collective challenges faced by the world's cities and highlights- as you might guess- major infrastructure projects being undertaken to address rapid population growth amid dwindling resources. Atlanta is absent from the list (though we'd argue The BeltLine could qualify for the Urban Mobility / Regeneration sections). But a couple of notable U.S. projects are featured, including one up the road in Tysons Corner, Virginia that is instructive for Atlanta in the "making lemonade from the lemons of sprawl" category. [KPMG]