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: December 2013
This blog is now on holiday, and will return in the week beginning 6 January, barring any seismic infrastructure news before then.
London mayor Boris Johnson is still fighting hard for his plans for a brand-new London airport to be taken seriously, in spite of his plan being left out of a report on airport expansion options published by the government on Tuesday. Which … Continue reading
‘Fraud’ is the only word to describe the overall action and effect of government briefing on this recent article about High Speed 2 in The Guardian.
As this blog notes from time to time, a lot of governments are looking for new private investors to invest in infrastructure projects. They are particularly interested in attracting institutional investors, that is insurers and pension funds, since their liabilities … Continue reading