1st Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
"Survival of the Unfittest: Why the worst megaprojects get built and how better policy and planning can stop it"
Presented by Bent Flyvbjerg
Professor of Planning Aalborg University, Denmark
Bent Flyvbjerg is Professor of Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is Doctor of Technology (Dr.Techn.) from Aalborg University (1991) and holds the Ph.D. in Urban Geography and Planning from Aarhus University, Denmark (1985). He was twice a Visiting Fulbright Scholar to the USA, at the University of California at Los Angeles and Berkeley and at Harvard University.
Flyvbjerg's most recent books are Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Making Social Science Matter (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and Rationality and Power: Democracy in Practice (The University of Chicago Press, 1998). His main research interest is urban policy and planning. He is currently conducting research on megaprojects, phronetic planning research, and the relationship between truth and lying in policy and planning. Flyvbjerg's research has been covered by Science, The Economist, The New York Times, the BBC, and other media. His books and articles have been translated into 17 languages.
Giving to the Lectureship:To establish and sustain an annual lectureship reflecting the caliber of Professor Wachs' contribution to transportation, we invite you to support this fundraising initiative. Founding donations from individual and corporate sponsors are encouraged. We encourage individual donors to contribute generously and to use a multi-year pledge to maximize the impact of your contribution.
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Martin Wachs Lecture Fund
2614 Dwight Way
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1782
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