We are very proud to introduce KHEOPS’ new research program. We would like to thank the scientific committee for its involvement, in particular the area leaders for their remarkable work: Sofiane Baba, Maude Brunet, Marie-Andrée Caron and Nathalie Drouin.
The KHEOPS research program is intended to develop knowledge on major infrastructure projects from a multidisciplinary perspective. It is structured around two main areas.
Area – Society
Rethinking the valuation of major infrastructure projects
Work in this area concerns the societal valuation of major infrastructure projects (MIPs): What conditions are necessary to take societal valuation into account in decision-making, throughout the MIP life cycle, including during dismantling?
Designing sustainable Governance
Work in this area concerns the governance of major infrastructure projects (MIPs) from a sustainability perspective: How can MIP governance incorporate social values and, more broadly, the principles of sustainable development?
” The scientific program proposed by KHEOPS stands out by its courageous approach to rethink the valuation of major infrastructure projects. It specifically suggests to go beyond the traditional paradigm, oriented towards financial and technical indicators, and to adopt a more holistic vision that integrates social and environmental concerns.”
” This program contributes to the advancement of research in several ways. For example, it considers the use of social indicators from an engaged scholarship perspective. It addresses the inherent complexity of infrastructure management and reflects on the new modes of governance that arise from co-construction with stakeholders.”