Megaprojects for Megacities

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Megaprojects for Megacities

A Comparative Casebook

9781803920627 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by John D. Landis, Emeritus Professor of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80392 062 7 Extent: 588 pp
Megaprojects for Megacities is a collection of 14 international case studies of transportation, urban development, and environmental megaprojects completed during the last ten years in North America, Asia and Europe. It goes beyond the previous megaproject literature to look at how and why each project was conceived, planned, engineered, financed, and delivered, and at how particular planning and delivery practices shaped outcomes.

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Megaprojects for Megacities is a collection of 14 international case studies of transportation, urban development, and environmental megaprojects completed during the last ten years in North America, Asia and Europe. It goes beyond the previous megaproject literature to look at how and why each project was conceived, planned, engineered, financed, and delivered, and how particular planning and delivery practices shaped successful and unsuccessful outcomes.

With individual chapters on high-speed rail, urban metro systems, bus rapid transit, roadway tunnels and bridges, new and improved airports, waterfront redevelopment projects, new towns, urban parks and renewable energy projects, this book is unparalleled in its coverage, depth and takeaways for practice. It incorporates current examples from across the world, including North America, Asia, the UK, and Europe.

This collection of case studies is presented in an approachable way that will prove valuable to academics, researchers and students as well as practicing professionals, financiers and senior government officials interested in infrastructure planning, financing, project management and delivery.
Critical Acclaim
‘I enjoyed reading the book; it is a pleasant read, well structured and systematic, and the lessons learned and advice given are very clear and are derived in a rigorous way. I think it is a “must read” for project managers, policymakers, and academics (of multiple disciplines, including managerial sciences, policy analysis, planning, geography, economics, and psychology) working in the field of the management of megaprojects.’
– Bert van Wee, Journal of Urban Affairs
Contributors
Contributors include: Fang Bian, David L.A. Gordon, Mengyi Jin, John D. Landis, Ziming Liu, Kaifa Lu, Zhong-Ren Peng, Molly Riddle, Oscar Serpell, C. Erik Vergel-Tovar, Patricia Warren, Jan Whittington, Anthony G.O. Yeh, Jiangping Zhou, Xinghang Zhu
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Contents:

Preface xi
John D. Landis

1 The megaproject challenge 1
John D. Landis
2 Megaproject milestones 40
John D. Landis
3 Choosing the case study megaprojects 114
John D. Landis
4 Unfinished business—London Crossrail 133
John D. Landis
5 China bends the curve on high-speed rail 167
Ziming Liu and John D. Landis
6 China’s metro explosion: lessons from China’s big four cities 192
Zhong-Ren Peng, Kaifa Lu, Mengyi Jin, Xinghang Zhu
and John D. Landis
7 Bus Rapid Transit—the affordable transit megaproject alternative 237
Erik Vergel-Tovar and John D. Landis
8 A tunnel beneath Seattle: the megaproject to replace the
Alaskan Way Viaduct 276
Molly Riddle and Jan Whittington
9 A bridge too far? The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge
and economic and regional restructuring in China’s Pearl
River Delta region 307
Anthony G.O. Yeh, Fang Bian and Jiangping Zhou
10 Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport—always raising the bar 326
John D. Landis
11 Epic fail and cautious success—Berlin Brandenburg
Airport and New York LaGuardia Terminal B 349
John D. Landis
12 Canary Wharf’s transformation from ‘planning disaster’ to
London’s second business district 383
David Gordon and Patricia Warren
13 Urban regeneration meets sustainability—HafenCity, Hamburg 408
John D. Landis
14 A case of hubris—Songdo International Business District 431
John D. Landis
15 Who is in charge here? Brooklyn Bridge Park 456
John D. Landis
Oscar Serpell and John D. Landis
16 Powering the future—five clean energy megaprojects
Oscar Serpell and John D. Landis 479
17 Improving megaproject practice and performance 506
John D. Landis

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