Analyzing the case of Rion-Antirrion bridge through the lenses of a redefined notion of MUTP success: Visions, challenges and lessons

All authors:
Kaparos, G.
Host organisation: CoE London, UK
Country: Greece
Publication year: 2010
Published in:
Special session, 12th WCTR Conference, 11-15 July, Lisbon, Portugal
Research theme: Policy and Planning
Keywords:
mega urban transport project, Rion - Antirrion Bridge, sustainability, risk, uncertainty, complexity, context, decisionmaking
Type:
Conference proceedings
Summary:
This paper draws from the outcomes of the research done in Greece by the Greek partner team of OMEGA Centre. Rion - Antirrion bridge has been one of the 33 Mega Urban Transport Project (MUTP) case studies on which the OMEGA Centre_s international research programme was based on. The main objective of this case study research has been to investigate, through both secondary and primary1 data analysis, the sustainability achievements of the project and the treatment of context, risk, uncertainty and complexity in the course of appraisal, planning and evaluation of the project. In this paper, we present the main findings from the analysis of the performance of the project concerning the above achievements along with the feedback from interviews informing the hypothesis that the aforementioned performance (in sustainability and the treatment of risk, uncertainty, complexity and context) is a measure of competence in MUTPs_ decision-making and a measure of MUTPs success in the 21st century.
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