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.
Category Archives: Airports
Mexico City’s planned new mega-airport smells of ditchwater. Not in a bad way, mind. Reports earlier this month carried the announcement from the country’s president that the country’s biggest airport, Benito Juarez, is to be replaced as it can’t be … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of talk in the UK recently about the relative merits of expanding our biggest and busiest airport, London Heathrow, or building an entirely new one in the Thames Estuary as London Mayor Boris Johnson still wants. … Continue reading
First Istanbul, now Sydney. Another commercial capital city is planning to build a new airport as London continues dragging its feet. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday that Sydney would be getting a second airport, to the west of the … Continue reading
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
It is not only “the establishment”, “the Treasury” and “the CBI*” who don’t support London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans for a new giant London airport, as Boris himself said in an interview with the Financial Times last week. It’s private capital. Even … Continue reading
That’s my reaction on seeing the news (a few days ago, I know) that it has finally made good on its intention to nationalise Cardiff Airport. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not taking a view for or against nationalisation. It’s … Continue reading