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The OMEGA Centre for the Study of Mega Projects in Transport and Development, London, UK

Judging Success in Mega Transport

By comparing the development of 35 large transportation systems around the world, the OMEGA Centre has collected and is examining information concerning what is required for these projects to succeed in the 21st Century.
Harry Dimitriou

“The purpose of our research is to attempt to explain what characterizes successful Mega Urban Transport Projects (MUTP) in the 21st Century in an increasingly globalized world," says Harry Dimitriou, Director of the OMEGA Centre.

The OMEGA Centre for the Study of Mega Projects in Transport and Development, Bartlett School of Planning, at University College London, is a five-year research program that commenced in October 2006.

The Centre is financed by VREF (SEK 25 million) and the South East England Regional Development Authority (SEK 50 000). The Taiwanese Government is planning contribute a further SEK 100 000.

Other modest contributions have been made directly to various individual OMEGA partners by their local and national government agencies and private-sector parties.

Host organisation:
The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK
Link to the Centre's Website

Publications:
Transport and City Development: Understanding the Fundamentals
Research theme: Mobility Challenges in Emerging Cities
Year: 2011
Type: Book chapter

Critical examination of the planning of mega urban transportation projects - What lessons from the channel tunnel rail link?
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Paper

The interview data analysis for extracting empirical knowledge on mega urban transportation project
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Incorporating principles of sustainable development within the design and delivery of major projects: An international study with reference to major infrastructure projects
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Report

Analyzing the case of Rion-Antirrion bridge through the lenses of a redefined notion of MUTP success: Visions, challenges and lessons
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Mega Transport Project financing in Sweden and Denmark - Does financing outside the normal channels have sustainability implications?
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Project, policy and public consultation
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Mega Transport Projects planning, appraisal and delivery: A review of case study experiences and research findings
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Digging through the Heart of Reunified Berlin: Unbundling the Decision-Making Process for the Tiergarten-Tunnel Mega-Project
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Globalization, Mega Transport Projects and Private Finance
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2009
Type: Conference proceedings

Toward a generic planning framework for improved treatement of complexity, uncertainty and risktaking in the planning of urban mega transport projects
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2008
Type: Final Report

Mega Transport Projects: The challenge of embedding sustainability in financing Mega Urban Transport Projects
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2008
Type: Paper

Coping with complexity and uncertainty in mega projects: linking strategic choices and operational decision making
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2007
Type: Conference proceedings

Urban mobility and sustainability in Asia and the power of context
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

Transportation Megaprojects, Globalization, and Place-Making in Hong Kong and South China
Research theme: Transport Planning & Governance Systems
Year: 2005
Type: Research article

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