Culture in sustainable infrastructure: the polycentric cultural framework model
AffiliationUniversity of Bolton
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AbstractThe state of infrastructure and services is widely perceived as a measure of development and a major catalyst for growth in both developed and developing economies. However, financing, maintaining and replicating existing infrastructures in areas of need have been mostly ineffective. In view of the widespread failures and poor state of infrastructure and services, there is a need to review current delivery and procurement frameworks. Given that sustainable infrastructure is also an essential prerequisite for sustainable development, this paper presents a polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure and service delivery; a framework which emphasises the integration of infrastructure users, communities, public and private sectors throughout the process of conceptualisation to actual delivery of infrastructure, by taking the recipients’ culture, beliefs and values into account. The framework also emphasises the use of systemic referendum among stakeholders by way of the traditional consultative processes and the collaborative consensus paradigm to achieve an effective and sustainable delivery of infrastructure and services.
CitationOmoregie, A. (2012) 'Culture in sustainable infrastructure: the polycentric cultural framework model', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 165 (1):31.
PublisherInstitution of Civil Engineers
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer