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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

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