Barriers to, and enablers for, stakeholder collaboration in risk-sensitive urban planning: a systematised literature review

Ganeshu, P, Fernando, TP ORCID: and Keraminiyage, KP ORCID: 2023, 'Barriers to, and enablers for, stakeholder collaboration in risk-sensitive urban planning: a systematised literature review' , Sustainability, 15 (5) , p. 4600.

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The lack of stakeholder collaboration has been recognised as a prominent hindrance in implementing risk-sensitive urban planning for creating resilient environments for communities against climate-induced risks. This study presents the outcome of a systematised literature review that was conducted to identify the barriers to stakeholder collaboration, as well as the enablers that assist stakeholder collaboration in risk-sensitive urban planning. The study identified thirty-three barriers which were classified under thirteen themes and four major categories (external barriers, inter-organisational barriers, intra-organisational barriers, and personal barriers). The review also identified forty-five enablers which can be used in surmounting the identified barriers. The dependency analysis of the barriers, conducted by adopting the interpretive structural modelling approach, shows that the barriers with a high driving power are external barriers, which are political barriers, policies and legislation-related barriers, and governance-related barriers that are beyond the organisational boundary and control. The research found that the enablers to overcome those high driving barriers are gaining political support for implementing inter-organisational collaboration or adapting the apolitical approach for the collaboration process, strengthening the laws and forming adaptive policies to support collaboration, and establishing transparent and accountable collaborative governance.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Sustainability
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2071-1050
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 09:48
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2023 10:00

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