Journal article

Disruptions in strategic infrastructure planning - What do they mean for sustainable development?

Shirin Malekpour, Rebekah R Brown, Fjalar J de Haan

ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-POLITICS AND SPACE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

The vision of sustainable development remains difficult to realize in practice. Processes of strategic planning for public infrastructure represent a major challenge, as, in many cases, they return unsustainable investment solutions. Research offers certain planning methodologies to improve the prospects of sustainable investments. However, very little is understood about how planning processes are undertaken in practice, and what problems in the procedural aspects of planning – termed “planning disruptions” in this paper – lead to deviations from the vision of sustainable development in infrastructure investments. This study scrutinizes the current scope of planning methodologies through th..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded under the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects Scheme (project number LP120100683).