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Anderies, J M (2014) Embedding built environments in social-ecological systems: resilience-based design principles. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 130-42.

Hassler, U and Kohler, N (2014) The ideal of resilient systems and questions of continuity. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 158-67.

Hedborg, S and Rosander, L (2024) Self-organizing in urban development: developers coordinating between construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 114–28.

Karrbom Gustavsson, T, Hallin, A and Dobers, P (2024) Stakeholder involvement in distributed projects: a performative approach to large scale urban sustainable development projects and the case of Stockholm Royal Seaport. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 146–61.

Kuitert, L, Willems, J and Volker, L (2024) Value integration in multi-functional urban projects: a value driven perspective on sustainability transitions. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 182–98.

Pearson, A L, Barnard, L T, Pearce, J, Kingham, S and Howden-Chapman, P (2014) Housing quality and resilience in New Zealand. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 182-90.

Pickett, S T A, McGrath, B, Cadenasso, M L and Felson, A J (2014) Ecological resilience and resilient cities. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 143-57.

Rogerson, R J, Giddings, B and Jefferies, M (2024) Constructing the future of the city centre: realizing visions. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 129–45.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Construction management; urban design; urban planning; city centre; sustainability;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2023.2222190
  • Abstract:
    As cities are being asked to transition to a new future shaped by significant social, economic and environmental challenges, renewed attention is being given to the urban development process, and on how this process has to be more inclusive, and the outcomes more coherent. With past notions of masterplans as a single, fixed visionary document being replaced with guiding strategies, open to interpretation, there is a greater need for different disciplines to engage together throughout the development process. This paper explores opportunities and needs for construction management to be more actively involved in the reshaping of the city centre, from the envisioning of its future to the realization of change. Through the lens of the process of change in four city centres across the world, this paper outlines how discussing construction management could beneficially engage with other urban disciplines to create a shared vision for centres as part of local governance. It argues for construction management adopt a wider spatial and temporal perspective that looks beyond specific buildings, site and projects to situate development in the urban and regional systems and to help be part of the envisioning process. Along with more critical engagement in the policy, design and construction processes for construction management, the paper points to a need for more local sensitivity and adaptation including an appreciation of the contribution of public spaces and a different approach to urban development if the city centre is to be more sustainable in future.

Tainter, J A and Taylor, T G (2014) Complexity, problem-solving, sustainability and resilience. Building Research & Information, 42(02), 168-81.

Vigren, O (2024) Ecosystems in construction management and urban development: a comprehensive review of conceptualizations and contributions. Construction Management and Economics, 42(02), 162–81.