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.
Tag Archives: Scotland
Attention today turns to Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city, as the Commonwealth Games begin – and to the efforts the city has been making to regenerate and clean itself up from its gritty industrial past, in part through infrastructure initiatives. And … Continue reading
Whisper it softly, lest the British government accuse you of describing something it hasn’t done. But they have. Silently, imperceptibly, and probably unconsciously, they have killed off the private finance initiative – the name commonly applied in this country to … Continue reading
Alex Salmond, omnifighting first minister of Scotland, may take heart from what his transport authority has achieved in signing contracts for the upgrade of motorways in the central belt last week. They’ve cut the project’s budget, achieved a notable first, … Continue reading