John D. Landis on Why Megaprojects Succeed (and Fail): Lessons from Around the World
City & Regional Planning Speaker Series
John D. Landis joins us to present his new book, Megaprojects for Megacities: A Comparative Casebook. Focusing on 14 international case studies of megaprojects — including high-speed rail, roadway tunnels and bridges, airports, waterfront redevelopment projects, new towns, urban parks, and renewable energy facilities — the edited volume shows how and why each was conceived, planned, engineered, financed, and delivered.
Landis is emeritus professor of city and regional planning at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on the relationships between planning practice, urban entrepreneurship and innovation, and successful urban development outcomes.
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