Urban Planning and Rail Transport Risks: Coping with Deadlocks in Dutch Urban Development Projects

Due to recent disasters and near misses, society has become more aware of the risks involved in the production, storage and transport of hazardous materials. In the Netherlands, this has led to more attention for the institutionalization of risk management approaches in order to prevent disasters and improve the safety of people in areas adjacent to risky activities. However, this institutionalization of risk management concerning rail transport of hazardous materials has led to a number of problems for urban planning and even deadlocks in decision making. In order to unlock these situations, an unfreezing and reframing of decision making is necessary. This article explores the potential impact of an adapted institutional view on decision making, based on empirical research.


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  • Accession Number: 01492196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2013 11:36AM