Title

Bridging the gaps between impact assessments and resettlement planning: a case study of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, Bangladesh

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Mahmood, MN & Keast, R 2016, 'Bridging the gaps between impact assessments and resettlement planning: a case study of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, Bangladesh', Planning Practice & Research, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 41-64.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2015.1104202

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The traditional methodologies including spatial decision support systems have at times showed their ineffectiveness in terms of gathering, analyzing and incorporating diversified views of affected persons into resettlement planning. This ineffectiveness is in dealing with unstructured problems and uncertainty in analyzing alternative strategies. This paper therefore proposes an integrated methodology (combination of argumentative mapping and qualitative probabilistic networks) to counter these limitations. The new methodology was introduced in a large-scale infrastructure project to verify its applicability. Results derived from the study not only provide better insights into resettlement-related problems, but also indicate critical management options for desired objectives.