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Management of (climate) uncertainties in urban development projects

Konter, L. (2023) Management of (climate) uncertainties in urban development projects.

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Abstract:Research in uncertainty management mainly focussed on policy-making on a (inter)national governmental level but not on the more practical local level. In this research, it is researched what uncertainties practitioners experience during a project development process of residential areas in the unembanked space, during what phase in the development process they first become aware of the uncertainties, and how they deal with the experienced uncertainties. The purpose of this research is to find out how practitioners deal with uncertainties as they encounter them in projects. Two case projects have been examined to answer this question. The uncertainties practitioners experience have been derived from document analysis and through semi-structured interviews with participants of both projects. The study shows that practitioners collectively experience a wide range of uncertainty within projects. But at the individual level practitioners often times experience one uncertainty type over the others. However, the methods to deal with a given uncertainty differed between projects, and in some instances also between individual practitioners in the same project. Because of these discrepancies between practitioners, in this research it is heavily advised to start with documenting uncertainties, and acknowledging their presence and effects in the projects.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Municipality of Zwolle, Zwolle, Netherlands
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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