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Some of the world's biggest cities are already bursting at the seams, and urban population trends make it clear the pressure will only increase. This article discusses how earning public stakeholder trust is a top priority on urban infrastructure projects. It reports the results of a study by the World Health Organization stating that more than half of the world's population lived in urban areas in 2010 compared with just 20 percent of people in 1910. By 2050, that proportion will balloon to 70 percent. This steady migration is putting a constant strain on the insufficient and antiquated urban infrastructure in cities around the globe. Moreover, that's forcing governments to finance massive projects ranging from updating aging roads and water-treatment facilities to creating new and more efficient transportation systems to constructing entire cities from scratch. These super-sized undertakings are loaded with project management challenges. This article discusses what happens when infrastructure-building proje
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