Proposing a participatory value-driven approach for the appraisal of multifunctional land use

Julieta Matos Castano, Timo Hartmann, Geert Dewulf

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Combining multiple functions allows public and private stakeholders to achieve the synergy of integrating various resources in the project. To achieve the intended synergy of multi-functionality, it is important to identify combinations of functions that help to balance conflicting objectives, and bridge different interests in the project. In this paper, we focus on understanding the role of project interdependences, tradeoffs and divergent objectives in the definition and selection of functions of two multifunctional projects located in the Netherlands. Our findings reflect how functional and organizational interdependences, as well as the realization of mutual objectives, strongly influence the tradeoffs that stakeholders make when defining and selecting functions. We consider that the appraisal of multifunctional projects could benefit from methods that allow to (1) incorporate the stakeholder values and objectives early in the process to guide the definition of combinations of functions and to identify mutual project objectives, (2) provide an understanding of trade-offs among project choices, and (3) create awareness about stakeholder preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference, EPOC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 29-31, 2014, Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado, USA
EditorsPaul Chan, Robert Leicht
Place of PublicationTabernash, CO, USA
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2014
EventEngineering Project Organization Conference 2014 - Winter Park, United States
Duration: 29 Jul 201431 Jul 2014

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NameWorking Paper Proceedings


ConferenceEngineering Project Organization Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleEPOC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWinter Park
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