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: November 2013
The UK’s High Speed 2 mega rail project continues to make headlines when aged political grandees make statements about it. Lord Heseltine, Conservative former deputy prime minister (pictured), followed in Lord Mandelson’s footsteps on Tuesday when he urged support for … Continue reading
Waiting for the UK government to bring private cash into the roads network is a little bit like waiting for Tian Tian, the female panda at Edinburgh Zoo, to become pregnant. Except it takes longer and is less likely to … Continue reading
In the run-up to yesterday’s parliamentary vote on the UK’s High Speed 2 rail megaproject, old arguments for and against building a high-speed rail network in this country were being dusted down and wheeled into battle. One argument against HS2 … Continue reading