Major problems surrounding the construction of the stadiums has dominated the build-up to the World Cup this year.
Although it’s a common refrain around many major sporting events, IRIBA’s joint research director Dr Ed Amann argues that the problems epitomise a broader malaise surrounding Brazil’s approach to investment in infrastructure.
Indeed, the widespread protests during the Confederations Cup last year demonstrated that “infrastructure isn’t an economic or technocratic issue; it has real political resonance on the street.”
Last week, Ed delivered a keynote speech at the South African Economic Regulators conference. Here’s the full presentation: