My name's René Lavanchy. I'm a freelance journalist specialising in infrastructure, particularly financing, funding, procurement and policy. This blog parades a little of what I know (more here).
I've written about infrastructure for The Guardian, Total Politics magazine, Private Eye magazine and Modern Railways magazine amongst others. I also help out a certain corporate entity with it. Previously I was a senior reporter at Infrastructure Journal and a political/industrial/policy reporter at Tribune magazine.
I'm always interested in hearing about freelance writing and other opportunities. You can contact me at rene dot lavanchy at googlemail dot com.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Not a lot, basically. But that doesn’t make it irrelevant. In the next few days, having downgraded the UK’s sovereign debt by one notch, Moody’s is likely to embark on a rash of downgrades of sub-sovereign entities that are also able to … Continue reading
Buried near the bottom of the “world-class team” of advisers announced this week by London mayor Boris Johnson to develop a new hub airport for London is the name Ernst & Young, who will, we’re told, advise on “commercial viability”. … Continue reading
BBC Newsnight’s Joe Lynham was abuzz* with talk of the third airport for Istanbul, procurement of which was launched just a couple of weeks ago by the Turkish government. He’s not the only one; everywhere from Deutsche Welle to yesterday’s Sydney Morning … Continue reading