The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Megaprojects and Society with Professor Nuno Gil

08 April 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Nino G

This is the second lecture as part of the Seminar series: Future-proofing engineering systems - theory meets practice.

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Dr Ilias Krystallis

A powerful new conceptual understanding of ‘megaprojects’ as a purposeful form of organizing capital production is emerging in management scholarship and policy that offers novel insights on their role as a generic entity in society. Drawing on examples from the UK, Professor Nuno Gil will mobilize this nascent conceptualization to shed light on why megaproject delays, cost overruns and scope creep are so widespread, and what scholars, practitioners, and policymakers can do about it. Specifically, Nuno will argue for the need to see megaprojects as social artefacts set up with the purpose of producing economic returns as well as positive social and environmental spill overs (and of avoiding negative ones). And so, to see megaprojects not only as instruments of value creation, but also of value distribution in a way that stakeholders see as fair.

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