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The importance of local context in the planning of environmental projects: examples from two biogas cases

Khan, Jamil LU (2005) In Local Environment 10(2). p.127-142
Abstract
The planning of facilities to improve the environment is often carried through in the form of locally based construction projects. These projects can be complex, involving a variety of issues and a number of different actors from both the public and private sectors. By drawing on previous research on project planning, an analytical model for analysing the issues connected with the planning and implementation of environmental projects, is developed. The main argument of the paper is the importance of considering how context-specific factors affect project design and project management. The empirical material is taken from the planning of two biogas projects in Sweden and it is showed how differences in factors such as the actors involved,... (More)
The planning of facilities to improve the environment is often carried through in the form of locally based construction projects. These projects can be complex, involving a variety of issues and a number of different actors from both the public and private sectors. By drawing on previous research on project planning, an analytical model for analysing the issues connected with the planning and implementation of environmental projects, is developed. The main argument of the paper is the importance of considering how context-specific factors affect project design and project management. The empirical material is taken from the planning of two biogas projects in Sweden and it is showed how differences in factors such as the actors involved, the organisational framework and the political setting lead to two markedly distinct planning approaches. The results of the paper, which also highlight the importance of a flexible planning approach, are relevant not only for biogas but also for other projects with similar characteristics. (Less)
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implementation, planning, biogas
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Local Environment
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10
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2
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127 - 142
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Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Ltd
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1354-9839
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English
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  author       = {Khan, Jamil},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Local Environment},
  title        = {The importance of local context in the planning of environmental projects: examples from two biogas cases},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2005},
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