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US Tops KPMG’s list of innovative buildings

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US Tops KPMG’s list of innovative buildings

The US leads in building and infra projects innovation in the list-The Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition.

The list featured 14 projects from the US including the redeveloped site of the World Trade Center.

The projects were judged on feasibility, social impact, innovation and technical and financial complexity.

The list also takes into consideration the environmentally-friendly infrastructure development.

“Today, it is no longer good enough to simply maintain the status quo; rather the world now demands that our infrastructure not only be efficient and effective, but environmentally sustainable as well,” said David O’Brien of KPMG’s Global Center of Excellence for Cities.

The demand for more infrastructure construction comes as people tend to move more to urban areas.

According to a report by the United Nations, more than half of the global population already lives in cities, and that number is expected to grow even further.

As urbanization grows, concerns about the environment rise higher and higher.

However, this list showcases to the world that there are solutions to the environmental concerns and that could act as a model for sustained urban development.

It listed the Tianjin Eco-city in northern China, which has a light rail system and a solar energy zone, as a prime example of a city providing a more “liveable” alternative to polluted megacities.

Mr O’Brien of KPMG said that the success of the projects featured in the list indicated that policymakers were working to ensure that those concerns were addressed properly.

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