Journal article

Community-Centric Model for Evaluating Social Value in Projects

Hemanta Doloi

JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Increasing public participation in infrastructure projects elicits the need for a rationalized approach for quantifying value creation in the societal context. Although economic and environmental viability may be relatively easy to quantify, theories for quantitative evaluation of social performance and underlying social value creation in public infrastructure projects from a community perspective remain unexplored. This paper argues that the needs and requirements of the community should be at the core in planning for infrastructure projects. The success and failure of these projects should be intrinsically linked to the social value being created for the community at large. Addressing this..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author acknowledges the support and participation of the key stakeholders in conducting the research on the selected case project. The author also acknowledges the support extended by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London for providing a Research Trust Grant Award to conduct the case study presented. Dr. Stephen Pryke and Dr. Sulafa Badi from University College London (UCL) are particularly acknowledged for their participation in the RICS Research Trust Grant and their contributions in the initial social network analysis research.