Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621438
Title:
Culture in sustainable infrastructure
Authors:
Omoregie, Alohan; Ehiorobo, Jacob O.
Abstract:
The high failure rate of infrastructures around the world is alarming, most especially when such failures constrain economic growth and development. In most cases, existing institutions or strategies designed to maintain and reproduce effective infrastructures in areas that lack them have been mostly unsuccessful, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. A carefully conducted survey covering the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria confirms the low-level stability, supply, quality and maintenance of infrastructure and its services. Using the severity index in matrix order model developed in this study, major factors responsible for unsustainable infrastructure delivery and failures are identified. The paper further argues that these major factors are interrelated rather than being peculiar to Nigeria or sub-Saharan Africa. Suffice it to say that the effects of these problems are widespread and of global impact. However, what cuts across all the major factors responsible for unsustainable infrastructure delivery and high failure rates are gross institutional lapses. In view of the fact that sustainable infrastructure is essential for sustainable development, this paper emphasises the uniqueness of the recipients’ cultures and values alongside the integration of indigenous communities and infrastructure users: from conceptualisation to delivery within the framework for institutional building and sustainable infrastructure provision.
Affiliation:
University of Bolton; University of Benin
Citation:
Omeregie, A. and Ehiorobo, J. O (2011) 'Culture in sustainable infrastructure', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 164 (2):127
Publisher:
Institution of Civil Engineers
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621438
DOI:
10.1680/muen.2011.164.2.127
Additional Links:
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/muen.2011.164.2.127
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
900062
ISSN:
09650903
EISSN:
17517699
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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dc.contributor.authorOmoregie, Alohanen
dc.contributor.authorEhiorobo, Jacob O.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-20T16:03:19Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-20T16:03:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationOmeregie, A. and Ehiorobo, J. O (2011) 'Culture in sustainable infrastructure', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 164 (2):127en
dc.identifier.issn09650903-
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/muen.2011.164.2.127-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621438-
dc.description.abstractThe high failure rate of infrastructures around the world is alarming, most especially when such failures constrain economic growth and development. In most cases, existing institutions or strategies designed to maintain and reproduce effective infrastructures in areas that lack them have been mostly unsuccessful, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. A carefully conducted survey covering the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria confirms the low-level stability, supply, quality and maintenance of infrastructure and its services. Using the severity index in matrix order model developed in this study, major factors responsible for unsustainable infrastructure delivery and failures are identified. The paper further argues that these major factors are interrelated rather than being peculiar to Nigeria or sub-Saharan Africa. Suffice it to say that the effects of these problems are widespread and of global impact. However, what cuts across all the major factors responsible for unsustainable infrastructure delivery and high failure rates are gross institutional lapses. In view of the fact that sustainable infrastructure is essential for sustainable development, this paper emphasises the uniqueness of the recipients’ cultures and values alongside the integration of indigenous communities and infrastructure users: from conceptualisation to delivery within the framework for institutional building and sustainable infrastructure provision.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitution of Civil Engineersen
dc.relation.ispartofseries900062en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/muen.2011.164.2.127en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineeren
dc.subjectInfrastructure planningen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.titleCulture in sustainable infrastructureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn17517699-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Boltonen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Beninen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineeren
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