In a world beget by grand challenges from climate change, social inequality to polarised politics and biodiversity loss, it has become increasingly difficult for infrastructure development projects to progress unless they attend to wider social and environmental concerns.
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Projects possess an inherent creation power. They enable us to establish new hospitals or schools, build or rebuild all kinds of infrastructure and organize for sustainable transformation. Especially Mega Projects are forces of societal change and support us in turning ideas into life. The presentation discusses challenges and opportunities of delivering infrastructure and offers stakeholder-orientation as an essential principle in contemporary Project Management.
The construction industry has a bad reputation for failing to meet traditional targets of quality, cost and time, and also for lack of innovation in processes, methods and materials. The reality is not quite so bleak, but it is certainly the case that there is little formal research. And yet we are now facing the greatest challenge the industry has ever had to meet, that of climate change.