As cities around the world scramble to build new roads and bridges, a new urban building project is looking to fill the gap.
UrbanBuild, a global nonprofit group of architects, planners, and engineers, is working on a plan to fix the city’s crumbling roads, bridges, and transit systems by rebuilding the entire infrastructure of a major city.
The organization is calling the project UrbanBuild City, a nod to the architecture of New York City.
Urban Build says the project is a “massive” undertaking.
The group says it is “not about a single project, but about the future of a city,” and says it will build on a “pipeline of projects.”
For instance, the group is building the infrastructure of New Delhi, India, a city with a population of over 70 million people.
Urban build’s project will take about two years, and it will require a massive amount of capital, the organization says.
The city of 100 million people has a population about 5 million, and has seen severe infrastructure problems in the past, the company says.
The group says the cost of the project, which it has dubbed UrbanBuild-Rome, will be about $40 billion.
In other words, it will cost more than a billion dollars to fix up the country’s roads, including bridges and tunnels.
The project is expected to be completed by 2027.