NEW YORK, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced the release of KPMG International's second edition of the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition – a comprehensive report showcasing 100 of the world's most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects, 14 of which are located in the U.S. The publication provides a look into projects that make great cities, with a particular focus on the innovations that make them "Cities of the Future" – places where people want to live and do business.
KPMG's Global Infrastructure Practice announced the list of projects today at the World Cities Summit in Singapore. One U.S. transportation project, New York City's East Side Access initiative, was singled out as one of the 10 most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects in the world.
"Today's cities are home to more than half the global population and drive the vast majority of the world's economic output," said Andrew Garbutt, Principal, KPMG Advisory and leader, U.S. Infrastructure. "Here in the U.S., governments are facing major infrastructure challenges that must be met to ensure the economic health of their regions and cities. The infrastructure projects that make cities great, such as East Side Access, tackle infrastructure challenges and balance the needs of the population, the economy and the environment."
The Infrastructure 100 includes 14 projects in the U.S.:
- Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, (Healthcare).
- Chicago, Ill., Exelon City Solar, (Urban Energy Infrastructure).
- Chicago, Ill., Rush University Medical Center Transformation Project, (Healthcare).
- Detroit, Mich., Detroit Works Project, (New and Extended Cities).
- Honolulu, Hawaii, Kokua Wireless, (Communications Infrastructure).
- Los Angeles to San Francisco, California High-Speed Rail, (Global Connectivity).
- Miami, Fla., Port of Miami Tunnel, (Urban Mobility).
- Monterey Peninsula, Calif., People's Moss Desalination, (Water).
- New York, N.Y., World Trade Center Redevelopment, (Urban Regeneration).
- New York, N.Y., +Pool, (Water).
- New York, N.Y., East Side Access, (Urban Mobility).
- Tennessee, Cisco HealthPresence, (Communications Infrastructure).
- Tysons Corner, Va., Tysons Corner, (New and Extended Cities).
- Yonkers, N.Y., Yonkers Schools PPP, (Education).
The projects showcased in the Infrastructure 100 comprise approximately 20 projects selected by independent judging panels of industry experts from five regions of the world, including: Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. (KPMG had no involvement in the judging process.) Projects were then sorted into 10 project categories, including: Urban Mobility, Global Connectivity, Urban Regeneration, Education, Healthcare, Water, New and Extended Cities, Recycling and Waste Management, Urban Energy Infrastructure and Communications Infrastructure.
Five regional judging panels assessed hundreds of submissions on the following criteria: feasibility, social impact, technical and/or financial complexity, innovation and impact on society.
The complete list of the 100 projects can be viewed online at www.kpmg.com/infrastructure100.
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