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Culture in sustainable infrastructure: the polycentric cultural framework model

Culture in sustainable infrastructure: the polycentric cultural framework model

Omoregie, Alohan (2012) Culture in sustainable infrastructure: the polycentric cultural framework model. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 165 (1). pp. 31-41. ISSN 0965-0903 (Print), 1751-7699 (Online) (doi:

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The 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: infrastructure planning ; procurement ; sustainability
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 14:36

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