Expect the infrastructure sector to emerge from the crisis with renewed vigour, fulfilling a key role as a catalyst to sustainable economic recovery. The year ahead will likely be characterised by growth, sustainability and resilience. And infrastructure will be its bedrock.
For the past ten years, the KPMG Global Infrastructure practice has offered our perspective of the top ten emerging infrastructure trends for the year. Many of the predictions we made at the start of 2020 have evolved as we expected – if anything, several have been accelerated by the impacts of the pandemic. Last year, we noted the need for increased resilience in infrastructure assets and networks; we warned of a further shift in the tides of globalisation; we forecasted an uptick in the pace of progress towards sustainability; and we predicted a reorganization of risk priorities. All of these trends have come to pass.