Toward a generic planning framework for improved treatement of complexity, uncertainty and risktaking in the planning of urban mega transport projects
Author(s): Dimitriou, Harry T.
All authors:
Dimitrou, H.
Host organisation: CoE London, UK
Publication year: 2008
Published in:
VREF, Smaller Project 2004-03
Research theme: Policy and Planning
risk, uncertainty, complexity, context, mega urban, transport projects
Final Report
The principal aims of this study were to identify key lessons that might be learned about the treatment of risk, uncertainty, complexity and context ('RUCC') from a variety of disciplines/professions from both outside and within the planning field for which such matters are central to their strategic and day-today decisionmaking activities. The study also seeks to apply these lessons to the planning, appraisal and delivery of Mega Urban Transport Projects. The study has provided many varied and valuable insights into the treatment of RUCC by both disciplines/fields not normally associated with MUTP planning and those that might be considered closely allied to such work. In particular, what emerges most strongly from the study is the clear message that there is much to be gained by looking beyond traditional professional silos for clues as to how RUCC can be identified, analyzed and accommodated through the development of meaningful, yet flexible and robust strategies.
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