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Article: Rethinking public participation in infrastructure projects

TitleRethinking public participation in infrastructure projects
Authors
KeywordsImpact on the environment
Infrastructure planning
Infrastructure project
Local residents
Minority groups
Issue Date2012
PublisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/muen
Citation
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 2012, v. 165 n. 2, p. 101-113 How to Cite?
AbstractThe mission of any public infrastructure and construction (PIC) projects is to improve the well-being of the society. In spite of this, as some of these projects might impact on the environment and affect the habitat of local residents, it is not unusual to attract criticism or even opposition from various stakeholder groups. Consequently, there is an increasing concern about the effectiveness of public participation for PIC projects. The authors strive to examine the salient elements of public participation by considering the questions of 'who', 'what' and 'how' in the process. The paper begins by reviewing the international public participation practices and the models proposed by various researchers. The key aspects to be considered during the public participation process are then highlighted. The paper concludes by proposing a comprehensive participatory framework for PIC projects, especially those of a highly sensitive nature. The results show that the standpoints of various stakeholders can be rather diverse and it is necessary to ensure a consensus is reached at different project stages through a well-planned, whole-cycle participatory exercise in order to maximise the chance of project success. More importantly, better acceptance towards other views and more education on the importance of public participation are needed to ensure that society benefits from economic and social development without sacrificing the rights and best interests of the minority groups.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159430
ISSN
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.315
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dc.contributor.authorNg, TSTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, THYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, JMWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T05:49:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T05:49:52Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 2012, v. 165 n. 2, p. 101-113en_US
dc.identifier.issn0965-0903-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159430-
dc.description.abstractThe mission of any public infrastructure and construction (PIC) projects is to improve the well-being of the society. In spite of this, as some of these projects might impact on the environment and affect the habitat of local residents, it is not unusual to attract criticism or even opposition from various stakeholder groups. Consequently, there is an increasing concern about the effectiveness of public participation for PIC projects. The authors strive to examine the salient elements of public participation by considering the questions of 'who', 'what' and 'how' in the process. The paper begins by reviewing the international public participation practices and the models proposed by various researchers. The key aspects to be considered during the public participation process are then highlighted. The paper concludes by proposing a comprehensive participatory framework for PIC projects, especially those of a highly sensitive nature. The results show that the standpoints of various stakeholders can be rather diverse and it is necessary to ensure a consensus is reached at different project stages through a well-planned, whole-cycle participatory exercise in order to maximise the chance of project success. More importantly, better acceptance towards other views and more education on the importance of public participation are needed to ensure that society benefits from economic and social development without sacrificing the rights and best interests of the minority groups.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/muenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineeren_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsPermission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees-
dc.subjectImpact on the environment-
dc.subjectInfrastructure planning-
dc.subjectInfrastructure project-
dc.subjectLocal residents-
dc.subjectMinority groups-
dc.titleRethinking public participation in infrastructure projectsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailNg, TST: tstng@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, JMW: jmwwong@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/muen.11.00027-
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dc.identifier.hkuros204750en_US
dc.identifier.volume165en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage101en_US
dc.identifier.epage113en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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