OMEGA Workshop 2013-04-10

VREF CoE OMEGA London Workshop

10th-12th April 2013 | University College London, London, UK

Theme: Mega Transport Projects: Policy-making, Planning and Political Leadership


Welcoming Address

Stephen Caddick, Vice Provost (Enterprise), UCL

Anders Brännström, Chairman of the Board, VREF

Harry Dimitriou, Director, OMEGA Centre, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL


Great Planning Disasters Revisited

Sir Peter Hall, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Politics and Mega Transport Projects in London

Ken Livingston, Former London Mayor


Open discussion: Megaprojects, their Economics and Political Leadership

Chaired by  Anders Brännström, Chairman of the Board, VREF (TBC)

Megaproject Risks in a Hypermobile World

Prof. John Adams, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, UCL

Introduction to OMEGA 2 Project: What Constitutes a ‘Successful Mega Transport Project?

Prof. Harry Dimitriou, OMEGA Centre, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Open Discussion: Megaprojects, their Social and Environmental Impact and Political Leadership

Chaired by Måns Lönnroth, Advisor to VREF


The OMEGA 2 Project: Generic and Context-specific Lessons

Phil Wright, OMEGA Centre, bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Panel Discussion: Potential Resonance of OMEGA Lessons in Developing Economies

Chaired by Henrik Nolmark, Director, VREF

Observations from China

Jia Wenzheng, Associate Professor, CUSTReC

Observations from India

Prof. D. Mohan,  TRIPP/Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Observations from Africa

David Mfinanga, ACET, University of Dar es Salaam

Observations from South America

Spokesperson to be confirmed by CoE

Open Discussion: Power of Context Part 1 & 2 – The Political and Governance Dimension

Chaired by Mary Thynell, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg