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Twenty-first century infrastructure needs to respond to changing demographics, becoming climate neutral, resilient, and economically affordable, while remaining a driver for development and shared prosperity. However, the infrastructure sector remains one of the least innovative and digitalized, plagued by delays, cost overruns, and benefit shortfalls.
1.1. The Context of the Sutainable Infrastructure Challenge
1.2. Structure of the Article and Approach to Solution
The individual internal perspective (human-centered),i.e., the needs-based perspective of direct and indirect users of infrastructure objects (subway, water supply, etc.);
The individual external perspective (technology-enabled),i.e., the required competencies of all persons involved in the planning and implementation process;
The collective internal perspective (culture-embracing),i.e., the consideration of cultural aspects in infrastructure development;
The collective external perspective (system-thinking),i.e., the adaptation of planning to all legal and technical regulations.
1.3. Policy and Governance of Infrastructure Development and Delivery
2. Outcome of the Expert Interviews, Workshops, and Literature Assessment
A well-articulated vision for infrastructure that enables a systematic development of a robust pipeline of bankable projects and long-term plans with robust business cases;
Strong project governance arrangements to enable strong project delivery including a more agile set of regulations to reflect optimal practice embracing new infrastructure technologies;
The careful management of societal and environmental impacts to support project delivery. An early and thorough multi-stakeholder participation minimizes risks and maximizes positive overall outcome. Risk transfer needs to be carried out appropriately to maintain value for money;
A procurement model chosen on the basis of project specifics and rigorously following established published guidelines.
The entry is from 10.3390/su13168996
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