Megaprojects and Risk: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg
Critical Planning, vol. 11, pp. 51-63, 2004
12 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013 Last revised: 8 Nov 2013
Date Written: June 1, 2004
As megaprojects have become ubiquitous, their real benefits and costs have come under increased scrutiny. We interviewed Bent Flyvbjerg, who has extensively studied megaproject development. Flyvbjerg has found systematic problems in the development process: by intentionally misrepresenting information and deliberately disregarding risks, proponents instigate projects that result in fewer benefits and higher costs than promised.
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