A new research agenda into community-based protest in construction

Teo, Melissa & Loosemore, Martin (2012) A new research agenda into community-based protest in construction. In Smith, S.D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Our Dynamic Earth & University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 1135-1143.

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Abstract

Many countries face enormous development challenges in adapting to demographic change, urbanisation and emerging issues such as housing affordability and climate change. These challenges are best resolved in consultation with communities rather than in conflict with them. A rich tradition of research and intellectual frameworks exist in the fields of urban geography and planning to understand and manage community concerns during the pre-development approval stages of new projects. However current theoretical frameworks are inadequate in construction management and a new research agenda is needed to develop conceptual frameworks to guide thinking about the role of communities in the construction process. By discussing the components of such a model, it is concluded that this would require a fundamental shift in thinking which challenges traditional structuralist paradigms. A new constructivist paradigm is presented that conceives community consultation as a negotiation process which does not stop at the pre-development planning stages but which continues over the entire life of a project.

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ID Code: 59850
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Community, Protest, Social Construction, Development, Housing, Infrastructure
ISBN: 9780955239069
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
Deposited On: 15 May 2013 01:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 02:13

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