Rigor matrix to enhance public involvement effectiveness for infrastructure projects

Andrew S. Chang, Kuan Pei Lee

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Abstract

The public has to be involved in the decision making process of infrastructure projects. But the public involvement methods are more superficially used and the development decisions are often not satisfactory to the public. Therefore, a more rigorous method is needed to integrate the public or stakeholders' opinions. This paper proposes a rigor matrix to assess the quality of the decision making process and enhance the public involvement effectiveness for infrastructure projects. Focused interviews were conducted with practitioners to scrutinize the matrix's components to ensure its applicability. Rigor indices were calculated to quantify the quality of integration decisions. Finally, the rigor matrix was tested on a protested sewerage system project to explain its usefulness by comparing the actual and simulated scores. The results show that the rigor matrix and rigor indices can systematically explain and measure integration quality. This tool makes the decision making process more transparent and enhances the trust between the government and the public.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPipelines 2011
Subtitle of host publicationA Sound Conduit for Sharing Solutions - Proceedings of the Pipelines 2011 Conference
Pages268-276
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 4
EventPipelines 2011: A Sound Conduit for Sharing Solutions - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 232011 Jul 27

Publication series

NamePipelines 2011: A Sound Conduit for Sharing Solutions - Proceedings of the Pipelines 2011 Conference

Other

OtherPipelines 2011: A Sound Conduit for Sharing Solutions
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11-07-2311-07-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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